Classical Studies

Program Category: PhD Programs
Chair: Francesco de Angelis
Website: classicalstudies.columbia.edu
Degree Programs: Full-Time: MA, MPhil, PhD

In response to the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Classical Studies is not accepting doctoral applications for 2021 admission.  Please visit the department's website for more information.

The Master’s program offered by the Department of Classical Studies remains open to new students for the fall of 2021; we encourage you to consider applying for the stand-alone MA program.

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Classical Studies is an interdepartmental graduate program dedicated to integrated, interdisciplinary study of the Greek and Roman worlds. Participating departments include Art History and Archaeology, Classics, History, and Philosophy.

The Classical Studies program is committed to its traditional core fields of historical, art historical, archaeological, and literary research while extending its range into the study of ancient thought broadly conceived: ancient philosophy, historiography, medicine, religion, and the later reception of ancient ideas. Its faculty, housed in a variety of departments, continue to strengthen the program's interdepartmental approach. Each student follows a carefully-designed program in three major fields of classical studies, leading to a concentration on topics of research that involve more than one field of study. Together with the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean, the Doctoral Program Subcommittee on Classical Studies is the home of a vibrant research community that provides broad and coherent training in classical studies.

Fellowships are awarded to students in the PhD program in recognition of academic achievement and in expectation of scholarly success. Teaching and research experience are considered an important aspect of the training of doctoral students. Thus, PhD fellowships include some teaching and research apprenticeship.