All M.A. students in Latin should follow the guidelines for M.A. Paper outlined in the Departmental Graduate Handbook. In addition, the M.A. students should submit to the DGS the "Classics Department M.A. Paper Approval Form" (available here) in the last week of September.
All students must also submit an M.A. prospectus by October 15. It should include a proposal for research, a literature review or context of the proposed research, and a bibliography. The specific details of the prospectus are determined by the major professor. The students are strongly advised to meet their major professor early and often. The prospectus is read by the committee and returned to the student, with comments, within two weeks of final submission.