McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
Gilmour Hall 212
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8S 4L8

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities, Department of Classics
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Classics and Classical Lang., Lit., and Linguistics, Gen.
Description The objective of the program is to provide students with a deeper knowledge of Greek and Roman civilisation than they have obtained in their undergraduate degrees, to improve their ability in Greek and Latin as well as in the major modern languages of classical scholarship, and to develop their skills in research, critical thinking, and written expression. This training furnishes students with valuable skills that can be applied to employment in contexts beyond the university, such as museum work, and beyond Classics, such as law, librarianship, teaching at the secondary level, and the business world. This objective is achieved through course work, major research papers, and a thesis (2-year degree) or project (1-year degree), teaching and research assistantships, and excavation and museum fieldwork for archaeologists and others.
Website: Classics at McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Cost per year:

Provincial: $7,008.00
National: $7,008.00

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year, and represents tuition cost for three semesters. Mandatory supplementary fees are not included. Please see website for complete cost breakdown.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Applicants are required to submit evidence of their proficiency in the English language as part of their application. The most common evidence is a score on one of the following exams: TOEFL: minimum score of 100 (internet based), 237 (computer based) or 580 (paper based); IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each section; or MELAB: minimum score of 85. Applicants who have completed an academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference

Applicants are required to have an Honour’s Bachelor Degree.