Latin Qualifying Examination

Room LI 220

The Qualifying Exams are based on the Reading Lists and cover the entire list, prose and verse; there is no commentary or essay section. The examinations are offered twice a year in May and September. Students are expected to attempt the exams beginning in May of their qualifying year (last year of the MA or first year of the PhD). A grade of B- in each examination is required for successful completion of the MA. B+ is required for the PhD and must be attained by September of the third year of the PhD.

Latin Sight Translation Examination

Room LI 220

Students in the “qualifying year” of the Classics graduate programs (last year of MA or first year of PhD) are expected to write the Sight Translation examinations every time they are offered, until they have achieved the passing grade for the program they are in. The passing grade is B– for MA, B+ for PhD. Students in the first year of a two-session MA program are encouraged to attempt these examinations.