Classical Studies Program Information
(The following information refers only to our on-campus programs. Please visit the Distance Learning Homepage for further details on our Distance Learning programs, especially aimed at elementary, secondary, or community college teachers.)
Ph.D. in Classical Studies
The Ph.D. program in classical studies is a traditional course of study in Greek and Latin language and literature that prepares students for careers in research and teaching at colleges and universities. Students awarded a TA position receive a stipend plus a full tuition waiver. The University also offers competitive fellowships. The department routinely provides research fellowships for its Ph.D. candidates. Department awards are also available for study abroad opportunities. Students are expected to become Florida residents after one year.
M.A. in Classical Studies
The Department of Classics at the University of Florida offers an M.A. degree in Classical Studies. Students are expected to become Florida residents after one year.
The Master of Arts in Classical Studies is recommended for students who plan to continue their studies at the doctoral level
For minimum degree requirements, see the Graduate Degrees section of the catalog. For additional requirements, please see the department website: http://classics.ufl.edu.
Admissions Requirements to the Classical Studies Programs:
Admission into the university and the program for Classics is ultimately determined and granted according to the rules established by the Graduate School of the University of Florida (see the Graduate Catalog).
All students seeking admission to the department must submit satisfactory scores on the GRE General Test (with at least 320 [old scoring scale] or 140 [new scoring scale] on the verbal portion.
Ph.D. program (Level II) requirements include:
- M.A. in Classics or the equivalent.
- A GPA of at least 3.25 in previous graduate work, and an undergraduate average of at least 3.0.
- Demonstrated reading knowledge of German, French, Italian or Modern Greek (competency in the second language to be demonstrated before the completion of the second year at Level II).
- Deficiencies that can be corrected within one year will not necessarily prevent admission, if the applicant’s record gives evidence of the capacity to undertake and complete guided independent reading and research at the doctoral level.
Master’s program (Level I) requirements include:
- Extensive study of Greek and Latin, with at least three years of coursework in one language and at least two years in the other language.
- At least six hours in one or more of the following: ancient history, ancient art, archaeology, philosophy, literary criticism, linguistics.
- A GPA of at least a 3.0.
- Deficiencies that can be corrected within one year will not necessarily prevent admission, if the record shows promise on other grounds.