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2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 20, 2024
2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Classics

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*Classics is currently not accepting graduate applications.

The Department of Classics offers the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.

The graduate program in classics sponsors two programs:

Classics and an area of concentration in classics, philosophy, and ancient science.

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor: D. Mark Possanza
Main Office: 1518 Cathedral of Learning
Fax: 412-624-4419

Additional information concerning the department’s graduate program may be obtained from the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Classics, Graduate Advisor, 1518 CL, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: 412-624-4493. Fax: 412-624-4419. E-mail:


To be considered for admission to the graduate program in classics in the next fall term and for financial assistance, prospective candidates are asked to submit by no later than January 16 the following: online application, transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work, statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, sample of written work, and official scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Examination.

After that date, applications for admission in the fall term, without financial assistance, will be considered on a rolling basis until April 15.

International applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit either the TOEFL administered by the Educational Testing Service or the IELTS administered by the University of Cambridge, Local Examinations Syndicate.

Financial Assistance

The department attempts to provide financial assistance to students whose performance is at a consistently high level for the five to six years that they are in residence as students.






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