Villanova University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Classical Studies


Villanova University

800 E. Lancaster Avenue

Villanova, PA 19085

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. Classical Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Villanova's Classical Studies program has long been known for the thorough training in both pedagogical and research methods that it provides and the high standards that it maintains. Passionate teacher-scholars conduct small seminars in a broad array of subjects including not only classical languages and literatures but also ancient history, philosophy, political thought, and art and archaeology. Our graduate program requires thirty credit hours. Students normally complete the program within two years, supported, when possible, by a limited number of tuition scholarships. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. We also require reading knowledge of a modern language—specifically German, French or Italian—in which classical philology is carried on. Upon the completion of twenty-four credits, students take the Comprehensive Examination for the M.A. in Classical Studies. It involves two three-hour examinations in Latin (or Latin and Greek), Translation, the History of Latin (Greek) Literature, and Roman History.


Villanova and its programs have received accreditation through the Middle States Association of Colleges and secondary Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 720 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

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