Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy in Classics is integrated into the Joint Graduate Program in Classics, Philosophy and Ancient Science. The program is primarily designed to train professional scholars and teachers of the Classics with a specializations in ancient philosophy and/or ancient science.

Joint Graduate Program in Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Science (CPAS)

The departments of Classics, Philosophy, and History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh cooperate in offering a program leading to the Ph.D. degree in classics, philosophy, or history and philosophy of science, with a special concentration in ancient philosophy and/or science. Learn more about this unique program.

Graduate Courses

Please click here to see recently taught graduate courses in our Joint Graduate Program in Classics, Philosophy and Ancient (CPAS).

How to Apply

Interested in joining the Department of Classics? Learn more about our Graduate admissions process.

Financial Assistance

The department attempts to provide financial assistance to students whose performance is at a consistently high level for the five-to-six years that they are in residence as students.


Learn more about the Classics Ph.D. Dissertations from 1927 to present day.


Classics alumni and alumnae who have completed their Masters or Ph.D. degrees in the the last ten years are now teaching, researching and publishing in academic institutions throughout the US, including the University of California, Berkeley (tenure-track position), Lawrence University, Wisconsin (tenure-track position), and Virginia Wesleyan College, Virginia (tenure-track). Others hold full-time teaching positions at such institutions as the Holy Ghost Preparatory School (Philadelphia), Shadyside Academy (Pittsburgh), and Ellis School (Pittsburgh). Further details coming soon!

Former Graduate Programs in Classics

Did you know that the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Classics have undergone a significant revision since 2012? For information relating to the former graduate programs, and lists of graduate courses offered by the Department of Classics before 2012, click here.