Program

Applying

Students interested in applying to the Program in Ancient Philosophy should follow the procedures for applying to the PhD program in the individual department (Philosophy or Classical Studies) for which they are best suited and indicate in the Personal Statement of their application that they would like to be considered for the Program in Ancient Philosophy. There is no separate application for the companion MA. Students admitted to a PhD program are considered internal candidates for the corresponding MA program.

Applying for the PhD in Philosophy, with an MA in Greek or in Latin

The website for the Department of Philosophy has full details on the procedure for applying to the PhD program in Philosophy, including links to the online application forms. It also has information on financial support. All students in the Philosophy PhD program are guaranteed six years of support, with a mixture of fellowship and teaching.

Please remember when applying to indicate in your Personal Statement that you wish to be considered for the Program in Ancient Philosophy.

The deadline for receipt of applications for both admission and financial aid is January 7 for all applicants. The Department of Philosophy admits new Ph.D. students for entrance only in September. All decisions are made by March 15 and will be immediately available online. Admitted and wait-listed students will also be contacted directly.

Applying for the PhD in Classical Studies, with an MA in Philosophy

The website for the Department of Classical Studies has full details on the procedure for applying to the PhD program in Classical Studies, including links to the online application forms. All students are guaranteed five years of support, with a mixture of fellowship and teaching. For more information about fellowship opportunities, see the last section of that page.

Please remember when applying to indicate in your Personal Statement that you wish to be considered for the Program in Ancient Philosophy.

The deadline for receipt of applications for both admission and financial aid is December 15 for all applicants. The Department admits new graduate students for entrance only in September. All decisions are made by March 15 and you will be able to see online that decisions have been made. Admitted and wait-listed students will be contacted directly via phone or email. All others will receive notification via email.