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Graduate Minor in Ancient Studies

About the Minor

The Ancient Studies program, created in 1968, is shared among the faculty from six departments at the University of Missouri. This minor provides an opportunity for students to diversify their curriculum and to perceive their field in a broader context than is possible within a departmental program. Students in this program select about one quarter of the total courses from among a variety of courses designated by the participating departments.

A student pursuing a graduate degree in Anthropology, Art History and Archaeology, Classical Studies, History, Philosophy or Religious Studies may elect an Ancient Studies minor at either the M.A. or Ph.D. level.


The minor consists of additional courses to be selected from Ancient Studies courses outside the student's major department. Requirements for the minor may vary from department to department; individual plans of study must be approved by the student's major adviser, the student's academic program director of graduate studies, and the Graduate School.

  1. For the M.A. degree, a minimum of 9 hours at or above the 7000 level from at least two departments outside the student’s home department. In some departments these courses may also fulfill another MA requirement.
  2. For the Ph.D. degree, a minimum of 24 hours (including the work for the M.A.) at or above the 7000 level from at least two departments outside the student's home department. These 24 hours must include at least two courses at the 8000-level or above in one or more departments outside the student’s home department.