Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a background in classics?

No, just a desire to learn.

Will master’s students be required to attend the live online classes?

Because the master’s program is based on discussion of great books, regular attendance is required. Accommodations are made for occasional absences.

Will there be a class recording?

Recordings will be available weekly to enrolled students and may be used for future instruction and promotion.

Am I eligible for the master’s program if I do not have a bachelor’s degree?

You must complete your bachelor’s degree in order to gain a master’s degree. Since Memoria College is not an undergraduate institution, you must first complete your bachelor’s degree at an undergraduate institution before a degree can be granted.

Students without a bachelor’s degree may audit courses.

Through what institution will credits be offered?

Memoria College is currently seeking licensure as a degree-granting institution from the Council on Postsecondary Education. Until licensed, these courses can be taken for credit but Memoria College cannot issue a degree. Courses taken prior to licensure will count towards the degree.

Are credits from the Memoria College master’s program transferable to other institutions?

It is unlikely. There is no universal system for transferring credit between graduate schools. Institutions rarely accept transfer credit unless they have a closely-matching course and determine that the material was covered in a similar way. Based on the unique nature of our program, only a few graduate programs are likely to have similar courses.

Memoria College summer courses are available to the general public and can count as credit for students who are accepted to the Memoria College Master of Arts in Classics program.

Will the master’s program satisfy state teacher certification requirements?

No. The master’s program is designed to provide a broad liberal education through interaction with the great texts. It is not a master’s in teaching degree which is typically focused on the process of teaching with a student teaching component.

In some states these courses will satisfy the requirements for continuing education.

What computer technology will online students be using for the classes?

The courses can be accessed through Zoom technology.