The Ancient Studies Program, created in 1968, is shared among the faculty from six departments at the University of Missouri. A student pursuing a graduate degree in Anthropology, Art History and Archaeology, Classical Studies, History, Philosophy or Religious Studies may elect an Ancient Studies minor at either the M.A. or Ph.D. level. This minor provides an opportunity for students to diversify their curriculum and to perceive their field in a broader context than is possible within a departmental program.
- Admission into one of the following graduate departments: Anthropology, Art History and Archaeology, Classical Studies, History, Philosophy or Religious Studies.
- Fulfillment of all the requirements of the major department. The master’s degree may be completed within two years; the doctorate normally requires three years of course work beyond the master’s level.
- The minor consists of additional courses to be selected from Ancient Studies courses outside the student’s major department. Requirements for the minor may vary from department to department; individual plans of study must be approved by the student’s major advisor, the student’s academic program director of graduate studies, and the Graduate School.
- For the M.A. degree, a minimum of 9 hours at the 7000- or 8000-level from at least two departments outside the student’s home department. In some departments one or more courses may also be counted to fulfill another MA requirement.
- For the Ph.D. degree, a minimum of 24 hours (including the work for the M.A.) from at least two departments outside the student’s home department. These must include at least one course at the 8000-level or above in each of these departments.