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Course requirements. At least 30 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree, including:

  • Latin Prose Composition (3 credits)
  • Five seminars (i.e., 15 credits of coursework in classes other than independent or directed study)
  • Participation in at least two Summer Latin Institutes

Two comprehensive examinations:

  • Comprehensive Latin Reading Examination. A two-hour examination, based on the M.L. Latin Reading List. The examination will present the student with four passages (two in prose, two in poetry) selected from the reading list. The student will translate three of the four passages. This exam may be taken at UF or at a remote location under the supervision of an approved proctor.
  • Comprehensive Written and Oral Examination in Latin Literature and Culture, consisting of a two-hour written examination and a one-hour oral examination, based on the M.L. Literature and Culture Reading List. The written portion of this exam may be taken at a remote location under the supervision of an approved proctor. Then, upon approval of the Distance Director, the oral portion of this exam must be taken at UF, administered by a supervisory committee of two faculty members.

Courses include:

  • LAT 6425 Latin Prose Composition (3) Translating English into Latin and imitation of various Latin prose styles.

  • LNW 5325 Roman Elegiac Poetry (3) Readings in Latin from one or all of the following: Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, Ovid, or other Latin elegiac poetry.

  • LNW 5655 Roman Poets: Horace (3; max: 6) Horace’s poetry and metrics.

  • LNW 5665 Roman Poets: Vergil (3; max: 6) The poetic art of Vergil and its literary, historical, and political background.

  • LNW 5675 Roman Poets: Ovid (3; max: 6) Ovid’s poetic art against its literary, historical, and political background.

  • LNW 5676 Roman Poets: The Silver Age (3; max: 6) Prerequisite: reading knowledge of ancient Greek at advanced level. Readings from major poets of period, including Lucan, Satius, and others.

  • LNW 6105 Roman Tradition (3) synoptic survey of Roman literature.

  • LNW 6225 The Ancient Roman Novel (3; max: 6) Readings from Petronius and/or Apuleius.

  • LNW 6335 Roman Oratory and Rhetoric (3; max: 6) Theory and practice of Roman oratory and rhetoric through Latin readings in Cicero, Seneca, and Quintilian, and other sources.

  • LNW 6365 Studies in Roman Satire (3; max: 6) Readings from Horace, Persius, Petronius, Juvenal, Martial.

  • LNW 6385 Roman Historians (3; max: 9) Readings from major historians: Sallust, Caesar, Livy, Tacitus, Suetonius, and others.

  • LNW 6495 Late Latin Literature (3) Readings from one or more of the following: Vulgate, Christian Church Fathers, Historia Apollonii, Peregrinatio Aetheriae, Harrington’s Medieval Latin.

  • LNW 6905 Individual Work (2-4; max: 10) Readings and reports in language and literature.

  • LNW 6933 Special Topics in Latin Literature (3; max: 6) Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Intensive study of particular author, genre, period, or subject.

  • LNW 6935 Proseminar in Classics (3) Introduction to the study of classical literature, history of scholarship, bibliographies, areas of the discipline.



Program requirements

An undergraduate degree (BA or BS).A minimum of three years of college-level Latin. The third year can be waived with a strong performance on the sight Latin translation exam that is part of the application process. For undergraduate online Latin courses, please check with the University of Colorado at Denver.Current employment as a teacher. A letter from the applicant’s supervisor verifying employment as a teacher must be submitted to the Classics Department as part of the application materials.It is not required that your degree be in Latin or Classics, but it is essential that you have the ability to read Latin authors in the original. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

Financial Aid Programs

Online students at the University of Florida are eligible for consideration for a wide range of federal, state and institutional aid as administered by the Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA), which also administers a limited number of privately funded scholarships. These include:

  • Grants. Considered gift aid — no repayment required — and awarded to students showing the greatest financial need.
  • Scholarships. Considered gift aid, as they do not have to be repaid and do not require recipients to perform services.
  • Student Employment. Considered self-help aid, as students are offered aid in exchange for a service. The Student Employment Office assists enrolled students seeking part-time employment through various job programs.
  • Loans. Considered self-help aid as loans are a form of aid that must be repaid. UF primarily offers student loans through the Federal Direct Loan Program, but there are a number of other loan programs available at UF.
  • Non-SFA Administered Aid. Numerous aid programs are administered by entities outside of SFA including State of Florida aid programs, SFA Resource Center scholarships, academic scholarships and endowed scholarships.

Accreditation

The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor, master, specialist, engineer, doctoral and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Florida.

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