Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 314, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building, 6299 South Street
Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 4H6


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Classics and Classical Lang., Lit., and Linguistics, Gen.
Description Whether as a preparation for doctoral studies or as a terminal degree, the MA program in Dalhousie's Department of Classics offers an intimate, collegial, and intellectually rigourous environment to carry out graduate-level work on some aspect of the ancient, late-ancient, or medieval world. Dalhousie's MA program generally has between 8 and 16 students. Graduate seminars are small, treating ancient texts seriously and in their original language in high-level discussions of literature, history and philosophy. Our MA students also have the opportunity to serve as teaching assistants for undergraduate classes and are carefully mentored by faculty in their development as scholars. In addition to our offerings in literature and history, the Classics Department has a long tradition of advanced graduate work in ancient, late-ancient and medieval philosophy which distinguishes it from most other Classics programs in North America. With four faculty members who focus on philosophy, Dalhousie’s Department of Classics is an excellent place to work on the Platonic and Aristotelian traditions broadly conceived.
Website: Classics at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Areas of Research: Greek, Roman, and Hellenistic history; Greek, Roman, and Hellenistic literature; Greek, Roman, and Hellenistic philosophy; Medieval philosophy
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]

English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Applicants are required to submit two academic reference letters, either through the electronic reference system in the online application or by paper. Please visit the website for complete details.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: October 22, 2016