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For Applicants

Application Deadline January 16

Apply through the UGA Graduate School website:


Part 1. Graduate School Materials

All application materials will be submitted directly to the Graduate School via the Graduate School Admissions web site, where you can apply online. The Graduate School will need:

a completed application form

payment of an application fee

transcripts from any institutions of higher education you have attended

as of 2022, the GRE is optional for applications to study for the MA with UGA Classics.

TOEFL (Test of English As a Foreign Language) scores are required for applicants whose primary language is not English, unless you have completed a B.A. or M.A. in the United States or another English-speaking nation. On the TOEFL (if required) a combined score of 80 is necessary for admission, and a 26 on the spoken section is necessary to hold a teaching assistantship.

International applicants require some additional information and forms also available at the Graduate School Admissions website.

Part 2. Departmental Materials

You will need to upload the following supplemental materials to the application website, where specified:

Three recommendations

          You should request 3 letters of recommendation from people who can describe your academic

          accomplishment and your readiness for graduate study. The letters should be submitted electronically

          by January 1 through the UGA Graduate School website.

Curriculum vitae

           Your CV should include any honors, awards, teaching or research experience.

Statement of purpose

          Your statement (maximum 750 words) should include a description of any personal, professional, or

          educational experiences that have prepared you or contributed to your desire to pursue advanced study

          in Classics, as well as a description of your tentative study interests and your career goals.

Writing sample

          5-15 page research paper or other written project

List of authors and works read in Latin and/or Greek

If you have trouble including any of these materials with the online application, please send them directly to

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