Career Development is a very important component of the Classics MA. Students are given extensive training in pedagogical techniques, as assistants in their first year, and as instructors in their second. We also offer two formal Pedagogy courses (in Language and Culture) as well as mentoring by faculty and instructors. By the time they leave the program, graduates are normally qualified to teach a variety of courses in Classical Culture and Language. For students who wish to pursue a PhD in Classics or a related discipline, we offer personalized mentoring in research methods, conference presentations, and study abroad. Most students present at least one paper at a scholarly conference (recently, CAMWS, CASUS, ASOR, etc.), while some participate in programs at the American Academy in Rome or in archaeological excavations. At least once a year, a graduate class concludes with a symposium presenting the students' research papers to the CMLL faculty and a distinguished respondent from another institution. We host a yearly workshop informing students of all the necessary steps for applying to doctoral programs.
The MA Program in Classics is designed to prepare students for vigorous academic careers
in Classics and associated
fields, such as archaeology and museum studies. The program provides rigorous training
in the fundamentals of classical scholarship with a view to the demands of both teaching
research. Successful students develop both a broad understanding of classical languages
and culture, and special expertise in diverse areas
of classical studies. Our MA program provides you with scope to advance your job prospects,
to deepen your understanding of themes
and periods of the past, to engage more critically with debates and issues, and to
develop new skills in researching, thinking, and presenting.
Our department is very proud of our graduate students and alumni. We have a 100% placement rate for M.A. degree holders seeking positions in secondary education.
Texas Tech University has a Career Center where students can assemble a permanent dossier to be used in applying for positions.
We have a 100% placement rate for M.A. degree holders seeking positions in secondary education.
MA graduates have gone on to a variety of careers and further study at doctoral institutions including:
Harvard Law School (and Law Review)
University of Texas Law School (Deputy Editor, Law Review)
University of Tulsa Law School (Editor, Law Review)
St. Andrews University
Ohio State University
University of Iowa
Florida State University
University of Colorado
University of Missouri
Monash University, Australia
Texas Tech University
Florida State University (2)
Harvard Divinity School
Philosophy, Texas Tech University
History, University of Hawaii
University of Otago, New Zealand
Rare Books Librarian (Maryland)
Administration (Washington DC)
Distance Learning (Texas)