A general knowledge of ancient history and literature is
required, as well as a reasonable competence in reading both Greek and
Latin prose and poetry, as indicated by the successful completion of an
undergraduate major in classics or its equivalent. Students may apply
just for the M.A. without fellowship. Students may also apply directly
to the Ph.D. program, in which case the M.A. is awarded upon completion
of the requirements; if a student enters the Ph.D. program with an M.A.
in Classics, blanket credit of 32 points can be awarded.
students admitted to the Ph.D. program will receive a Henry M.
MacCracken Fellowship. This comprehensive four- or five-year award includes a nine-month (September-May) stipend ($25,686 in 2014-15) as well as a full tuition scholarship, student health insurance premiums, remission of all fees, and a $1,000 one-time fellowship for start-up expenses.
Teaching is not part of this Fellowship, but it is expected that students in the Classics program will teach during their doctoral studies, for which they will be compensated above the stipend received as a MacCracken Fellow.
doctoral students are eligible for grants for travel and study abroad
from the Department, the Graduate School of Arts and Science, and the
Center for Ancient Studies. Students working on their dissertations may also apply for the Lane Cooper Fellowship and the
Dean's Dissertation Fellowship.