Thank you for your interest in the programs offered in Classics at the University of Chicago. Faculty and students in the department are always happy to meet with prospective students who wish to visit the University of Chicago. Please feel free to contact the departmental administrative assistant, Kathleen Fox, as well as individual faculty members in your area of interest to schedule appointments or to sit in on courses. In addition, the Office of College Admissions offers daily tours of campus that are open to prospective graduate and undergraduate students. More information about planning a visit is available at the College Admissions website.
More information about current and recent graduate and undergraduate courses is available in our courses section.
Prospective Graduate Students
The Department of Classics offers three PhD tracks, in Classical Languages and Literatures, the Ancient Mediterranean World, and Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, as well as a joint PhD in Social Thought and Classics. Further information is available in the Graduate Program section of the website.
In addition to a strong focus on classical languages and literatures, literary criticism, and cultural poetics, the Department provides specialized training in a number of sub-fields such as Ancient History, Ancient Philosophy, Classical Archaeology, Epigraphy, Papyrology, and Religion. Click on one of the menu items above to find out more about instruction and resources in these areas of study.
Our Resources section provides further information on research resources and graduate workshops.
To apply to our graduate program, please see the Division of the Humanities admissions information page. (Please note that, starting this year, applications will be entirely electronic; the online application for the 2012–2013 academic year will open in early September 2011.)
Prospective Undergraduate Students
The Department of Classics offers three variants of the Undergraduate Major, depending on a student’s preparation, interests, and goals. The Undergraduate section provides detailed information about these undergraduate programs.
To apply to our undergraduate program, use the University's College Admissions site.