Washington University's PhD program is unique in offering four special tracks, each designed to take advantage of faculty strengths within and beyond the Department of Classics. Students can choose from these four optional special tracks:
All Ph.D. students in good standing receive full tuition remission and a sizable stipend for up to six years of study. Most students receive fellowships during their first and sixth years.
Most students are teaching assistants during years two through five. Teaching assistants have the opportunity to learn to teach in courses such as Classical Mythology; Magicians, Healers, and Holy Men; Greek History; Roman History; and Women and Slaves in the Greco-Roman World. Students will also serve as instructors of record in courses in Latin, Greek, and Classics.
The first prerequisite for entry into the PhD program in Classics is the successful completion of an undergraduate (BA) degree in Classics, or with equivalent work in Classics alongside a related major. An MA degree in Classics or a related field will be advantageous but is not required. New PhD students will be expected to enter at the same level as new MA students, i.e. entering Greek and Latin seminars at the 400 level, and will complete all requirements for the MA. See the MA and “Apply” pages for further information.