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Application Deadline: January 15th

How to Apply

Applicants interested in our graduate programs should apply using this online application.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our Director of Graduate Admissions Zsuzsanna Várhelyi (varhelyi@bu.edu).

All applicants for the Department of Classical Studies must follow the application procedures as described on the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions page. Please pay close attention to the deadlines posted in the Bulletin. Important factors in the department’s ranking of applicants are the breadth and quality of the undergraduate experience –particularly the language components, the quality of the essay and writing sample, the strength of the letters of recommendation, and the suitability of the department’s programs to the particular applicant. We apply a holistic approach to our evaluation of each applicant, and we encourage students from non-traditional Classics backgrounds (i.e., with less Latin or Greek training) to consider applying. We are happy to discuss informally with prospective applicants whether they are ready to apply for a PhD program or might consider either a post-bacc or MA program first. We also particularly welcome applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups in Classics.

Due to COVID-19, GRE scores are optional for the PhD and MA program for the Fall 2021 admissions cycle. 

The deadline for Fall admission is January 15th. 

BA/MA Programs

MA in Classical Studies

MA in Classics & Archaeology

PhD in Classical Studies

MA/PhD Program

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Questions?

Zsuzsanna Varhelyi

Associate Professor of Classical Studies; Director of Graduate Admissions

varhelyi@bu.edu