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Classical Studies

Prepare for graduate study at the highest level

Prepare for graduate-level studies in Classical Studies, archaeology, ancient history or related fields with Penn’s Classical Studies post-baccalaureate program. We offer Ivy League preparation in Greek and Latin to equip you for the post-secondary school application process and beyond. Our program is the oldest of its kind in the world and draws on Penn’s resources—a leading Classical Studies Department, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts—to prepare you to become a competitive candidate.

Our flexible program focuses on immersive, full-time study in residence for two semesters, during which you may choose Greek and Latin classes at a variety of levels. You may enroll in the program for up to four semesters, depending on your needs and developing interests.  You are assigned to a dedicated faculty advisor who works closely with you to ensure you’re taking the best classes for your needs and connects you to important resources both inside and outside of the University. Penn’s Classical Studies department fosters a close community of scholars and professors and opens the doors to the ancient world.

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Student Profiles

Current students

Read about the 2014 cohort of students, whose interests include Imperial Latin poetry, Sophoclean tragedy and intertextuality.

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Student Profiles

Certificates

Four certificate options are offered in recognition of students' academic accomplishments in the program.

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Program Resources

Penn's wealth of resources

Students have access to scholarly and career resources, including colloquia, department special events and mentoring.

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Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

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3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

E-MAIL:
PHONE:
FAX:

lps@sas.upenn.edu
(215) 898-7326
(215) 573-2053

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