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Doctorate in Classical Studies

Admission criteria

Application Deadlines

Fall semester with financial support: February 1
Fall semester without financial support: April 1 
Spring semester without financial support: November 1

  • MA with a major in Greek, Latin or classics, or the equivalent of a minimum of 21 hours of graduate work in the language(s). Reading knowledge of Greek and Latin and a reading knowledge of German and French (or Italian).
  • Minimum GRE score: No minimum.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Classical Studies Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of interest
  • 10-20 pp. writing sample
  • GRE scores

Admission contact information

Sean Gurd
405 Strickland Hall
Columbia, MO 65211