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Classical Studies

The most established program of its kind in the world, offering Ivy League preparation in Greek and Latin

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 Stories

Celebrating student success

Our students have gone on to study at some of the finest classics, archaeology and ancient history graduate programs in the world.

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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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LPS News

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    Classical Studies professor awarded MacArthur genius grant
    LPS' Classical Studies post-baccalaureate program professor Emily Wilson, the first woman to publish an English translation of Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey, has been awarded a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation. View Story
  • Multi-master’s degree alumna takes a global approach to environmental studies
    Kristen King (MES/MEng/MS ’17) draws on every element of her interdisciplinary education in China, France, and the United States. View Story

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