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The Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies offers graduate work leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in three (3) main areas: Languages and LiteratureArchaeology, and Arts and Humanities. The basis of work in these areas is the study of the literary and material cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. We encourage applications from talented and committed students who have an appreciation of the rich, many-faceted nature of the ancient world and an interest in discovering a place of their own in it.

Degrees Offered

Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission criteria

Application Deadlines

Fall semester with financial support: January 15
Fall semester without financial support: April 1
Spring semester without financial support: November 1

Admission criteria are area- and degree-specific. For information, please visit our departmental website:
https://ams.missouri.edu/future-students/application-and-admissions

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of interest
  • 10-20 pp. writing sample
  • GRE scores

Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Application Deadlines

Fall semester with financial support: January 15
Fall semester without financial support: April 1
Spring semester without financial support: November 1

Admission criteria are area- and degree-specific. For information, please visit our departmental website:
https://ams.missouri.edu/future-students/application-and-admissions

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of interest
  • 10-20 pp. writing sample
  • GRE scores