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Admission to programs in classics are administered through the Graduate Center Office of Admissions. General guidelines and requirements including deadlines, as well as information about obtaining an application, are listed on their website.

Applicants to classics graduate programs should have, or anticipate having, a bachelor’s degree and a working knowledge of both Latin and Greek. Applicants demonstrate a “working knowledge” of Latin and Greek by receiving high grades in advanced undergraduate courses. A classics major and the ability to read modern European languages are advantageous, but not required. Applications should be made through the Graduate Admissions Office and should include a writing sample.

Applicants applying for the ancient history track should indicate that in the box marked "sub-specialty" within the field, and tailor their personal statements accordingly.