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Additional Degrees

By undertaking coursework additional to that stipulated for their Ph.D. in Classical Art & Archaeology, the majority of IPCAA students satisfy the requirements to earn Certificates or Master’s-level degrees. (Anywhere from 15 to 36 extra credit hours may be required.) These extra degrees are not mandatory, but they can significantly broaden and enhance one’s professional qualifications.

The University of Michigan offers an array of excellent opportunities for such ancillary degrees. Current and recent IPCAA students have opted to satisfy the requirements for the M.A. in Greek or Latin, or have pursued a Master’s degree or Certificate from among a range of other disciplines that speak to their particular research interests in areas as diverse as Anthropology, Urban Planning, Museum Studies, Women’s Studies, History of Art, and Greek & Roman History. Click on the links below for more information from the relevant University web pages.

The M.A. in Classical Art & Archaeology is awarded only as an interim degree to students enrolled in the IPCAA Ph.D. program; it can usually be earned after four semesters in residence, and a minimum of 30 hours are required. It is not a separate degree program to which a student can apply for admission.

Requirements for a non-terminal M.A. in Classical Art & Archaeology

The Program offers a Master of Arts degree which is not normally terminal, but which is seen as marking significant progress towards the Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology. It can normally be earned after three semesters in residence. Students in closely allied fields may also earn the MA in Classical Art and Archaeology.

Eligibility and Admission:

Students eligible for consideration for the MA are those admitted to the Ph.D. program in IPCAA or in very closely related fields such as IPCAA’s co-sponsoring departments, Classical Studies and History of Art or the Interdepartmental Program in Greek and Roman History (IPGRH).

Minimum number of credit hours required: 30 credit hours

Specific course requirements:

  • 6 hours of Greek and/or Roman history
  • 6 hours of Greek and/or Latin
  • 18 hours of courses in the Art and Archaeology of Greece, Rome, the Ancient Near East, and Egypt. 

Language proficiency:
A student must fulfill the language requirements set by the program in one modern (German, French, or Italian) and one ancient (Greek or Latin) language.

More information is available in the IPCAA Handbook.

M.A. Degrees and Certificates

For general information governing Master’s Degrees and Certificate Programs, see the relevant section of the Rackham Student Handbook.

Master of Arts degrees