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Jonathan Shen standing beside the AltarJonathan Shen standing beside the Altar, after his talk at Kato Zakro, Crete, Greece.

We are in the process of making minor enhancements to our MA program requirements. We are proposing to admit  students with a more diverse range of academic backgrounds in Classical Studies, including those with no previous training in ancient Greek and Latin. We are therefore extending our application deadline to Friday April 20, 2018 and  encourage all qualified students with a background in Classical Studies to apply. 

Please note that, while we expect that these changes will be completed for admission in September 2018, they are at present provisional.  

If you have any questions, please contact Brigitte Schneebeli ( or Christina Vester ( 


The MA in Classical Studies at Waterloo provides a broad range of courses and research opportunities for our graduate students.  Faculty have extensive and wide-ranging research and teaching experience, with expertise in the study of literature, history, and material culture.  The program provides strong language training, as well as the analytical and communications skills necessary for future academic or non-academic careers. 

Please read about the experiences of Jonathan Shen and Ryan Walsh and hear about DJ and Michaela's experiences. 

DJ is a recent graduate of the MA Classical Studies program and now works for the Waterloo Regional Police Service.

Michaela is a graduate of the MA Classical Studies program and loved it here so much that she stayed on campus and now works at Renison University College.

Please explore the links on the left for a description of the program, specific faculty research information, funding opportunities, course information and more about graduate studies at the University of Waterloo. If you would like to find out more about this program or studying at the University of Waterloo, please feel free to contact us as we are always happy to answer your questions.


Program contacts

Christina Vester, Associate Chair, Graduate Studies
519-888-4567 x 32855 |

Brigitte Schneebeli, Administrative Assistant
519-888-4567 x 32377 |