Why Classics @ Memorial?

The graduate diploma and MA program in Classics at Memorial offers students the opportunity to expand and deepen their knowledge of ancient Greece and Rome. The department is able to provide a flexible course of studies that caters to the individual needs and interests of students. Specific areas of strength are Roman Studies, including literary and cultural studies; Greek literature and his­toriography; and more broadly, the relation between literary texts and material culture within the various subdisciplines of classi­cal studies.

Description of program

  • Graduate diploma - Disciplinary graduate diplomas provide an opportunity to acquire additional academic credentials at the graduate level without committing to a full master’s program. These programs allow students to expand on their knowledge of a particular discipline and may also be used for professional development within their careers.

  • MA – The Department of Classics offers an MA in Classics, with an emphasis on classical texts and research methods, which suitably prepared students may complete in two years of full-time study, normally beginning in September.

Contact a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Department of Classics website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

Minimum admission requirements

  • Graduate diploma, MA – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study


Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

Program Information
Degrees Offered:

Graduate diploma, MA




Graduate diploma: 1 year
MA: 2 years


St. John's

Application Deadline:

January 31 for Fall admission


MA: $7,000-$10,000

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Tuition (NL students):

Graduate diploma: $420/semester
MA: $635-$953/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

Graduate diploma: $546/semester
MA: $826-$1,239/semester

Tuition (International students):

Graduate diploma: $710/semester
MA: $1,074-$1,611/semester

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