Oct 28, 2021  
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Classics (MA)


The department does not accept applicants for a Master of Arts degree in classics. The MA degree is intended only as a transitional degree in the process of completing requirements for the PhD in classics.

Work toward the MA consists of six 4-unit courses (24 units) and a thesis and oral defense, or the MA comprehensive examination. Two of the core seminars (i.e. CLAS 540 , CLAS 550 , CLAS 560 , CLAS 570 ) are required and five of the six courses must be taken in the Department of Classics. Under the guidance of a faculty committee, the student elects those courses appropriate to individual areas of special interest and previous academic preparation.