Master’s Program in Classics

“Liberal education supplies us with experience in beautiful things” and consists in “listening to the conversation between the greatest minds, and therefore in studying the great books.” 

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours consisting of the following

  • 24 credit hours of Core Courses
  • 6 credit hours of Electives (may also be fulfilled by core courses)

Admissions to the Memoria College Master’s program requires a bachelor’s degree and a strong desire to study the classics. Your undergraduate degree may be in any subject area, but some experience with the classics or classical education is expected.

A Certificate in Classics is awarded upon completion of 12 hours of Classics and 3 hours of electives. Continuing Education credits are available for individual courses.

Core Course Descriptions, Frequently Asked Questions, Calendar

Classics (24 credit hours chosen from the following 3 hour core course)

  • 601 Introduction to the Great Books and a Liberal Education
  • 602 The Development of Political Theory and Government
  • 603 Foundations of Science and Mathematics
  • 604 Religion and Theology
  • 605 Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence
  • 606a Ancient Epics
  • 606b Christian Epics
  • 606c The Drama
  • 607a The English Novel
  • 607b The Russian Novel
  • 607c Shakespeare
  • 608 Ethics: the Study of Moral Values
  • 609 Biology, Psychology, and Medicine
  • 610 Philosophy
  • 611 Western Art and Music

Electives

  • Introduction to Classical Education (1 credit hour)
  • The Practice of Classical Pedagogy (1 credit hour)
  • Major Work Seminars (5-week courses, 1 credit hours each)
  • Logic/Rhetoric
  • Art & Architecture (Summer in Rome)
  • Russian Authors (Summer in Russia)

Language

While Memoria College offers classes in the Great Books rather than language-specific courses, a knowledge of Latin is highly conducive to the work we do. Although we cannot offer master’s-level credit for it, we recommend a look at the adult Latin course at our sister institution, Memoria Press Online Academy.

Tuition

Cost per credit hour: $250
Courses are typically 1 or 3 credit hours.

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Authors

Selections or entire works will be read, studied, and discussed.

  • Literature
    • Rabelais
    • Shakespeare
    • Homer
    • Aeschylus
    • Sophocles
    • Milton
    • Swift
    • Chaucer
    • Dostoevsky
    • Euripides
    • Melville
    • Virgil
    • Dante
    • Cervantes
    • Tolstoy
    • Sterne
    • Goethe
    • Fielding
  • History, Ethics, Economics, Political Philosophy
    • Plutarch
    • Machiavelli
    • Montaigne
    • Rousseau
    • Gibbon
    • The Declaration Of Independence
    • The Constitution Of The United States
    • The Federalist Papers
    • Smith
    • Marx
    • Engels
    • Herodotus
    • Hobbes
    • Mill
    • Thucydides
    • Tacitus
    • Kant
    • Boswell
    • Marx
    • Montesquieu
  • Philosophy and Theology
    • Plato
    • Aristotle
    • St. Augustine
    • Locke
    • Lucretius
    • Marcus Aurelius
    • Pascal
    • Kant
    • St. Thomas Aquinas
    • Bacon
    • Descartes
    • Hume
    • Plotinus
    • Spinoza
    • Berkeley
    • Hegel
    • Epictetus
  • Mathematics and Natural Science
    • Nicomachus
    • Pascal
    • Euclid
    • Lavoisier
    • Freud
    • Galileo
    • Newton
    • James
    • Hippocrates
    • Galen
    • Ptolemy
    • Copernicus
    • Kepler
    • Harvey
    • Darwin
    • Archimedes
    • Huygens
    • Apollonius
    • Gilbert
    • Fourier
    • Faraday