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About Our Program

The Graduate Center’s Program in Classics offers Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Greek and Roman classics, with rigorous training in Latin and ancient Greek. Students achieve mastery of the languages, literatures, and civilization of the Greco-Roman world and conduct original research which they present at conferences all over the world. In 2016 eleven of our twenty-two PhD students delivered 17 papers at professional conferences such as the Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, The Classical Association of the UK, the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, the Classical Association of the Mid-West and South, the Society for Classical Studies, the American Institute of Archaeology, and universities such as Heidelberg, UPenn, and Notre Dame.
Course offerings cover a variety of subjects in Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, and philosophy ranging from masters level surveys and composition courses to research seminars at the Ph.D. level. Through a consortium with Fordham and New York Universities we offer students 7-9 graduate courses each semester, and students may choose to specialize in Classical Philology or Ancient History. Students may register for courses offered in the field at any of the participating institutions and have access to all their libraries.
We also sponsor a series of guest lectures, student-faculty roundtables and other special events throughout the year. This year we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of our Annual Student Conference which brings to our campus PhD students from all over the world to exchange ideas and share their research. The conference is organized entirely by our students who choose the topics, put out the call for papers, vet the submissions, chair the panels, and host the keynote speaker. This year the title is “Crafting Ancient Identity: Mythology and Philosophy in the Ancient World.” The key note speaker will Prof. Kathryn Morgan of UCLA.

Courses of related interest are also available through the Graduate Center's Ph.D. Programs in Philosophy, Comparative Literature and History, and the Certificate Programs in Medieval Studies and Renaissance Studies.

Executive Officer

Dee Clayman

Executive Officer, Professor
Brooklyn College, Boylan Hall

Phone: 212-817-8151