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Classical Studies, Doctor of Philosophy

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-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School 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