Graduate Program

Student group study

We are a medium-sized department that combines rigorous and supportive training of our students with close mentoring and broad support.  We are committed to training our graduate students to the highest standards and preparing them for the demands of both scholarship and teaching in the new millennium.

We teach across the spectrum of classical studies, from Homer to late antiquity. We have particular strengths in ancient religion, drama, and medicine; neo-platonic philosophy; Greek oratory and rhetoric; Greek and Latin historiography; Roman history; Mediterranean archeology; and digital humanities.

Nearly all our Ph.D. students are supported through fellowships or research or teaching assistantships. We make every effort to give six years of support to all Ph.D. students who are making satisfactory progress toward their degree.

For information on the M.A.T. program in foreign and second languages education, visit the College of Education.