Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Master of Arts in Latin is a graduate level course of study that is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and under the Department of Classics. In today’s current market, most teachers cannot afford to take the time off of work to pursue an extended course of study. This has restricted high school teachers, as well as college instructors, from building onto their education and pursuing a graduate degree. This program’s distance learning delivery was designed by the Department of Classics with working teaching professionals in mind who wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional graduate degree on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments.

The M.A. in Latin’s curriculum consists of 30 credit hours. Some of the coursework that comprises these credit hours includes Latin Prose Composition, four seminars in classes other than independent or directed study, thesis research, and participation in at least two Summer Latin Institutes. Additional requirements associated with this program include a Comprehensive Latin Reading Examination, which is based on the M.A. Latin Reading List. This examination presents the student with four passages, two of which are prose and the other two are poetry. The student must translate three of the four passages correctly. Additionally, students will complete a Thesis and Oral Defense. After the student submits their thesis to the supervisory committee, consisting of a director and at least one additional member, they will present a public oral defense of the thesis at UF. Upon successful completion of all 30 credits, students may possess a thorough and meaningful understanding of Latin.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    • An undergraduate degree (BA or BS).
    • Completion of three years of college-level Latin.
    • Current employment as a teacher. A letter from the applicant's supervisor verifying employment as a teacher must be submitted to the Classics Department as part of the application materials.


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    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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