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Path to Degree

Before matriculation: review the reading lists for the first exam and begin working through them.

Academic Year 1

Courses: Greek (and/or Latin) Rhetoric and Stylistics (CLAS 70100 and 70200); Proseminar in Classical Studies (CLAS 80100), if available; a pedagogy course (CLAS 73500) or a pedagogy workshop offered by the Provost’s Office; other courses chosen with attention to the distribution requirements

Professional development: join the NYCC and/or CAAS; attend a professional meeting

Ethics training: Responsible Conduct of Research (a required workshop provided by the Provost’s Office)

Academic Year 2

Courses: the other Rhetoric and Stylistics (CLAS 70100 or 70200), if not taken in year 1; pedagogy course (CLAS 73500) or pedagogy workshop offered by the Provost’s Office if not taken in year 1; other courses chosen with attention to the distribution requirements

Exams: both parts of the First Exam; one modern language exam

Professional development: attend a professional meeting (NYCC, CAAS, SCS formerly the APA)

Review transcript with EO before registering for year 3; transfer graduate credits from another university after First Exam has been passed

Academic Year 3

Courses: either Latin or Greek poetry seminar (CLAS 85200 or 85300) if offered; other courses chosen with attention to distribution requirements

Exams: second modern language translation; one part of the Second Exam

Degrees: en route M.A., if requirements have been met

Professional development: teach an undergraduate course each semester; submit an abstract to a graduate student conference or CAAS

Academic Year 4

Courses: all remaining credits chosen with attention to distribution requirements

Exams: parts two and three of the Second Exam

Degree: M.Phil. and advancement to candidacy if requirements have been met

Dissertation: committee is formed, proposal is approved by committee, and work is begun

Professional development: teach an undergraduate course each semester; give a paper at a professional conference; attend the SCS (formerly the APA), if possible; consult advisors about post-Ph.D. employment opportunities

Academic Year 5

Dissertation: Complete and successfully defend dissertation

Degree: Ph.D. after dissertation has been deposited

Professional development: submit a publication to a refereed journal or an abstract for a conference Join and attend the SCS (formerly the APA)