Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy in Classics, Area of Concentration in Classics, Philosophy and Ancient Science

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 specialization in ancient philosophy, and/or ancient science. The students’ primary association is with the Department of Classics. At the same time, they will work closely with graduate students and faculty drawn from the Departments of Philosophy and the History and Philosophy of Science. The rigorous curriculum is comprised of inter-departmental seminars offered by the graduate faculty from the three participating departments, and complemented by a range of seminars from across the University’s thriving intellectual departments and communities. The Ph.D. program mentors students’ professionalization by actively supporting publication, conference participation, and membership in professional organizations. It prepares students to participate in and contribute to scholarly conversations nationally and internationally. All Ph.D. students instruct a variety of undergraduate courses under the mentorship of faculty. These courses include Greek and Latin language classes, Greek and Roman civilization and history, etc. Graduates of the program are well-qualified and competitive candidates for academic positions at a variety of institutions, post-doctoral research opportunities, and non-academic employment sectors.

Classics Graduate Handbook