About 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.

Although primary association is with one of the three departments, students in the program work closely with one another and with the cooperating faculty, which is drawn from all three departments.

Through seminars, colloquia, and conferences sponsored by the program, and through writing a dissertation supervised by an interdepartmental committee, students receive rigorous training that prepares them for teaching positions in college or university departments of classics, philosophy, history, or history and philosophy of science.

For more information, visit the CPAS program website or contact the program director Dr. Sara Magrin.


Program Application

  • Students do not apply directly to the CPAS Program
  • Instead, students should apply to one of the cooperating departments (Classics, HPS, or Philosophy) and indicate their interest in the program on their application