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College of Arts and Sciences | Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
Master of Arts in Latin, Literature Concentration
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4 semesters

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Program Overview

The Master of Arts degree program in Latin with an online concentration in Literature offers professional development for current and aspiring Latin teachers, as well as preparation for students who wish to pursue scholarly research in Classical Studies at the Ph.D. level. The program may be completed in two years of full-time study; part-time students are welcome.


Applicants must have had extensive training in Latin (documented through transcripts) and must be prepared to read Latin texts (e.g. Vergil, Cicero) in the original. A placement test is available at no charge.

The Literature concentration is designed for current and aspiring Latin teachers as well as those who anticipate continuing their studies beyond the master's degree level or wish to pursue scholarly research in Classical Studies.


The concentration in Literature is a fully online asynchronous program which allows students flexibility to choose their own study time during a given week.  There are no scheduled class meetings. The concentration provides students with intensive Latin language practice at an advanced level across a wide range of literary genres, as well as experience with academic research and scholarship.

Program Structure

  • 36 minimum credit hours
  • Graduate in as few as 4 semesters

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application form and fee
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s) from each institution in which 8 or more semester credit hours were attempted
  • Goal or Personal Statement
  • Research paper or essay in English (5 to 10 pages), which should be accompanied by a signed declaration that the sample is original work and that the applicant received no help in its preparation
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions)

Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis for students willing to relocate to Kent State University. 

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Courses for the online MA in Latin with a concentration in Literature prepare students to pursue further study of Latin and to teach Latin and classics classes at the college or post-secondary level. Topics include Roman history, archaeology and art; Latin research and composition; ancient Christianities; and Latin epigraphy. The Literature concentration also includes 12 credits of Latin language and literature electives as well as a 6-credit culminating requirement, for which students can complete either a thesis or a research project.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$536 $1,608 Approximate Cost: $19,300 $546 $1,638 Approximate Cost: $19,600

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Graduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.


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