Application for admission to the USC Dornsife PhD program, Los Angeles
Deadline: January 5, 2019
The Ph.D. program in classics at the University of Southern California’s
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences invites applications for
admission to the USC Dornsife PhD program, which offers a 5-year funding
package that consists of 3 years of fellowship and 2 years of teaching
The Ph.D. program in classics at USC aims to train students to become
scholars, teachers and interpreters of ancient Mediterranean
civilizations, the Greek and Latin languages and literatures, and the
traditions that have developed from them. To prepare students to work in
a variety of intellectual contexts, the department seeks to provide both
a traditional, substantive training in classical philology and the
intellectual flexibility that will enable them to make the world of the
past available to audiences of the present.
We welcome applications from outstanding candidates who have an
undergraduate major in classics or the equivalent. The university
particularly encourages underrepresented groups to apply.
The USC Dornsife PhD program offers a 5-year funding package that
consists of 3 years of fellowship and 2 years of teaching assistant
support (plus additional funding opportunities). Most students find
fellowship or teaching opportunities for the following years.
All applicants are required to take the verbal and quantitative general
tests of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).