Department of Classics Graduate Handbook

overview of programs & requirements

Resources for antiracism and inclusivity in Classics

How to Become a Latin Teacher

Senior Capstone Options


explore careers after Classics

Classics Department Library

library located in Umrath 238

The PhD experience - what to expect

advice from the Society for Classical Studies

Library Classics Research Guide

starting point for finding research materials

MA Translation Exams and Reading List

the structure and content of the MA Greek and Latin literature exams

Undergraduate Organizations in Classics

connect with other students who love Classics

PhD Greek & Latin Reading Lists

authors & works to prepare for the comprehensive exams

MA Greek & Latin Reading Lists

authors and works to prepare for MA exams

Thinking of graduate school?

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Summer Opportunities

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Summer Language Study

browse programs to begin or advance your Greek and Latin over the summer

funding opportunities

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PhD Probation and Dismissal Policy

requirements for good standing & more

PhD Comprehensive Exam & Reading List

the structure and content of the PhD exams on Greek and Roman literature and culture

PhD Special Tracks

specialize in ancient history, music, performance, or philosophy

PhD Timeline

sample schedule for completing the doctorate

PhD Degree Requirements

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Eta Sigma Phi Membership Application Form

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Robert Lamberton and Susan Rotroff Fund in Classics

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Study Abroad

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Writing Center & Speaking Studio

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The Bulletin

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Academic Calendar

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Center for Diversity & Inclusion

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Undergrad Research

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Liberman Graduate Center

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The Center for Teaching and Learning

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The Learning Center

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Library Services

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The Career Center

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Overseas Programs

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Deciding to pursue a second major in Classics was the best decision I made at WashU. As a pre-med with a primary major in Biology, it was very important to me to broaden my interests beyond just the realm of science and medicine, and Classics was the natural choice. Not only did Classics allow me to balance my schedule between science, language, and ancient history, it also gave me a better appreciation for how modern languages, government, cultures, and even medicine evolved from the ancients.

―Lisa DornMD / PhD Candidate, Medical Scientist Training Program, The Ohio State University

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