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Columbia University in the City of New York MA in Classical Languages & Literature

The main focus area for this major is General Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Classical Languages & Literature is a major offered under the foreign languages and linguistics program of study at Columbia University in the City of New York. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the master’s degree program in classical languages, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, whether or not the degree is offered online, and more.

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How Much Does a Master’s in Classical Languages from Columbia Cost?

$51,194 Average Tuition and Fees

Columbia Graduate Tuition and Fees

Part-time graduates at Columbia paid an average of $1,974 per credit hour in 2019-2020. This tuition was the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Information about average full-time graduate student tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $49,024 $49,024
Fees $2,170 $2,170

Does Columbia Offer an Online MA in Classical Languages?

Columbia does not offer an online option for its classical languages master’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Columbia Online Learning page.

Columbia Master’s Student Diversity for Classical Languages

8 Master's Degrees Awarded
62.5% Women
There were 8 master’s degrees in classical languages awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 62.5% of the classical languages students who took home a master’s degree in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 46.0%.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

None of the classical languages master’s degree recipients at Columbia in 2019-2020 were awarded to racial-ethnic minorities*.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 5
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

MA in Classical Languages Focus Areas at Columbia

Classical Languages & Literature students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
General Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 8

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to classical languages and literature.

Related Major Annual Graduates
East Asian Languages 36
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 10
Germanic Languages 7
Romance Languages 38
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 12

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References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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