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Classics

In the Classics program students can explore studies in Greek and Latin languages and literatures, ancient history, and ancient art and archeology. The MA program offers concentrations in Greek, Latin, classical antiquity, classical art and archeology, and the teaching of Latin, while the PhD is offered in classics.

Degrees Offered:

Degree Details: 

MA
Requires a minimum of 30 course credits of graduate course work (5000 level and above) with a thesis, or 30 course credits without a thesis.

PhD
Requires a minimum of 42 semester hours of graduate course work, 5000 level and above, including four graduate seminars (one each in Greek and Latin), two courses in ancient history, one course in Greek or Latin prose composition, and courses in a special field; 30 hours of dissertation credit, and reading knowledge of German and one other modern language (usually French or Italian). Up to 21 semester hours of graduate credit from other institutions may be transferred.

Admissions Requirements: 
  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  2. Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.
  3. Submit three letters of recommendation.
  4. Submit a writing sample as well as a statement of purpose with their applications.
GRE Scores: 
GRE test scores are required.
Financial Support: 

The department appoints graduate teaching assistants at the 30%, 35%, and 45% level, as well as graduate part-time instructors at the 50% level.

Applicant Instructions: 

Domestic and international applicants that want to be considered for funding need to submit their application and all application materials by January 2, 2015. Otherwise, domestic and international applicants not seeking funding need to submit their application and all application materials by April 1, 2015.

Fall Domestic Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Fall International Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Fall Financial Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 2, 2015
Contact Information: 

University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Classics
Humanities 340
248 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0248
Phone: 303-492-6257
Fax: 303-492-1026

Where To Send Your Materials: 

Application Mailing Instructions

Domestic Applicants:

Transcripts should be sent directly to Graduate Admissions. Transcripts must be official copies and should include ALL post-secondary academic work completed to date, including courses appearing as transfer credit on other transcripts, credits earned in study abroad programs, and courses taken for college credit while in high school. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0553 USA

For overnight or express mail (DHL, FEDEX, UPS):

Graduate Admissions             
University of Colorado Boulder                     
3100 Marine Street , Bldg RL3, Suite A122
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA                                                                                                                              
Phone:  (303) 492-6301
  

All International Applicants

Transcripts should be sent directly to Office of Admissions/International.  Transcripts must be official copies and should include ALL post-secondary academic work completed to date, including courses appearing as transfer credit on other transcripts, credits earned in study abroad programs, and courses taken for college credit while in high school. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA

Overnight/Express Mailing Address (DHL, UPS, FedEx)          

Office of Admissions/International               
University of Colorado Boulder                     
3100 Marine Street, Bldg RL3, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA

Phone: (303) 492-6301