Graduate Programs (MA and PhD) at Washington University in St. Louis

The Department of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis encourages applications for its PhD and MA programs.

Students in both the MA and the PhD program are rigorously trained in the study of Classics, mentored in research and teaching, and supported in their exploration of both academic and other careers. Many students opt for an interdisciplinary focus: the faculty includes leading specialists in a wide range of fields, and the department offers special tracks in Ancient Music, Ancient Performance, Ancient Philosophy, and Ancient History that draw on the strengths of faculty within and beyond the department and on resources such as collections of ancient papyri, coins, and vases. The department prides itself on the close mentorship faculty offer all MA and PhD students in research and publication, in pedagogy, and in career training, and in the success its graduates have had in academia, in secondary teaching, and in various other careers.
Washington University provides Classics PhD students with a generous stipend for six years of study, tuition remission, health/dental/disability coverage, and low-cost optional vision coverage. MA students receive tuition remission and funding that includes both fellowships and assistantships. St. Louis, the department’s campus home, is rich in cultural, social, and recreational opportunities and has a low cost of living.

To apply to the program, click here.
No GRE is required. The deadline to apply is January 1, 2022.
For more information, contact Timothy Moore, Director of Graduate Studies ( Information is also available on the departmental website.