Degree Type
Ph.D.
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Classics at Brown covers the range of ancient studies, with strengths in classical literature, ancient history, philosophy, religion and linguistics. Additional work is available in religious studies, history of science and comparative literature, as well as in classical archaeology at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. The program in Classics and Sanskrit offers courses in Sanskrit grammar, literature, philosophy, linguistics and religion. (Due to faculty retirement, no students will be admitted into the Sanskrit doctoral program in 2018-19 and 2019-20.)

Admission Requirements

  • Greek and Latin: completion of a substantial number of courses with honor grades. Writing sample required.
  • GRE General: Required
  • GRE Subject: Not required

Application Deadline: January 1

Ph.D. Completion Requirements

Minimum of eight courses, including at least two seminars in Greek, Latin or classics; competence in French or German; thesis based on an original investigation of some literary, historical, archaeological or linguistic topic. The A.M. in classics is available for students already working toward the Ph.D. in cognate programs at Brown; however, we do not admit directly into a master’s program.

Department of Classics
Brown University
Box 1856
48 College Street
Providence, RI 02912
(401) 863-1267
[email protected]

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Leadership

Department Chair: Graham Oliver

Director of Graduate Studies: Stephen E. Kidd