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Admission to programs in classics are administered through the Graduate Center Office of Admissions. General guidelines and requirements including deadlines, as well as information about obtaining an application, are listed on their website.

Applicants to classics graduate programs should have, or anticipate having, a bachelor’s degree and a working knowledge of both Latin and Greek. Applicants demonstrate a “working knowledge” of Latin and Greek by receiving high grades in advanced undergraduate courses. A classics major and the ability to read modern European languages are advantageous, but not required. Applications should be made through the Graduate Admissions Office and should include a writing sample and three letters of recommendation.

Applicants applying for the ancient history track should indicate that in the box marked "sub-specialty" within the field, and tailor their personal statements accordingly.

Policies regarding transfer credits:

For the PhD Program, up to 30 credits may be transferred from another accredited university with a graduate program in classics. The Executive Officer will review all courses proposed for transfer and decide which are appropriate. The following credits will NOT be accepted: credits counted towards an undergraduate degree; credits for independent study courses; credits for courses with grades less B+; credits for courses with “Pass/fail” grades.

For the MA Progam, up to 12 credits may be transferred with the same restrictions as above.

We are aware that the COVID-19 situation may prevent applicants for enrollment in Fall 2020 from taking the GRE or TOEFL exams. Applicants who have already taken the exam will be required to submit their scores.  Applicants who have not yet taken the exam are encouraged to submit all other application materials. The Program Admissions Committee will review each file and may request additional writing samples or interviews as alternative means of assessing the qualifications typically measured by these standardized tests.