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Overview of Programs

Most graduate students enrolled in our department aim toward the Ph.D. degree in Greek and Latin, which involves intensive study of both the Greek and Latin languages and literatures. We do not accept students whose goal is to receive a terminal M.A. in either Greek and Latin or Modern Greek.

Many students join our graduate program after they complete their B.A. degree at another university. Even if the goal is to obtain a Ph.D. degree, students are required to complete the M.A. requirements before passing into the doctoral program, as explained in the program outlines.

A number of students also come to us with an M.A. degree in Classics from another university. In this case, they may be placed directly into the Ph.D. track, which has fewer requirements in terms of courses and exams.


Degree Programs

  • Ancient Greek and Latin
    Doctor of Philosophy in Greek and Latin
  • Modern Greek (not regularly offered; please contact Professor Georgios Anagnostou for more information)
    Master of Arts in Modern Greek
    Doctor of Philosophy in Modern Greek
  • Additional degree programs
    The OSU Graduate School permits the creation of individual graduate specializations provided that students and their academic advisors in the Department believe that they represent significant, widely recognized divisions of an overall field of study. Examples of such specializations could be Byzantine Studies, Greek Studies, or Latin Studies, and the curricular requirements for such degrees would be modified accordingly. Students interested in such specialized degrees should contact the department's Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Alan Ross.