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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Classics University of Colorado Boulder



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The PhD in classical languages and literatures is founded on mastery of Greek and Latin, develops the student's ability to pursue independent scholarly research through seminars and advanced work on special topics, and culminates with the dissertation.

Students take courses and seminars on major ancient authors and genres, Greek and/or Latin prose composition, and such special topics as literary criticism, epigraphy, paleography and numismatics.

In addition to Greek and Latin language and literature, the department has strengths in ancient history and historiography, late Antiquity, philosophy, and Greek and Roman archaeology.


A minimum of 42 credit hours of course work at the 5000 level or above (excluding thesis and accelerated courses).

Courses should be distributed as follows:

Four 7000-level graduate seminars (at least one each in Greek and Latin)

Two courses in ancient history and/or classical archaeology

One course in either Greek or Latin prose composition

Two courses in special fields such as epigraphy, law, linguistics, literary theory, medieval studies, paleography, papyrology, philosophy or religion, as approved by the associate chair for graduate studies

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Full Time (Minimum of 42 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$34,214.00 (25,50,486) per year




College of Arts and Sciences

275 UCB,



80309, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must:

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or have done work equivalent to that required for such a degree.

Show promise of ability to pursue advanced study and research, as judged by the student’s scholastic record.

Have adequate preparation to enter graduate study in the chosen field. Have at least a 2.75 (2.00=C) undergraduate grade point average.

All international applicants are required to meet a minimum standard of English proficiency.

Paper-Based TOEFL - 537

Internet Based TOEFL - 75

IELTS - 6.0

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