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Classics Certificate

Offered by Columbia University’s Department of Classics and the School of Professional Studies, the rigorous Advanced Graduate Certificate in Classics program provides inquisitive and driven college graduates with the opportunity to advance their knowledge of ancient Greek and Latin.

Providing comprehensive training in the classical languages, the program is designed primarily for students who would like to prepare for graduate-level study or careers in classics or related disciplines such as ancient history, art and archaeology, philosophy, religion, and medieval studies.

Applicants admitted to the program have generally completed prior coursework in ancient Greek or Latin. On occasion, the program has admitted students with different academic backgrounds. The program’s flexible schedule allows students to advance their education at their preferred pace.

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$2500 Potential fellowship funds from SPS for research or fieldwork
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8 Courses total
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300,000 In the Global Network you join as a Columbia grad

Prepare for a Top Tier Graduate School

Students who have excelled in the program have been accepted into elite M.A. and Ph.D. programs at institutions including:

  • Brown

  • Cambridge

  • Columbia

  • N.Y.U. 

  • Oxford

  • Princeton

  • University of California at Berkeley

  • University of Chicago

  • University of Michigan

  • Yale   

Program Details
Certificate Options Application Requirements Course Format Time Commitment
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Classics (Part-Time)

Bachelor’s or equivalent
 

Part-time students can complete the program in four or more semesters.

8 courses in total.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Classics (Full-Time)

Bachelor’s or equivalent

Students can complete the required coursework in two or three semesters of full-time study.

8 courses in total.

Advance knowledge of ancient Greek and Latin and prepare for graduate-level study or a career change.

 

Who should apply:
  • Students who would like to prepare for graduate-level study or careers in classics or related disciplines such as ancient history, art and archaeology, philosophy, religion, or medieval studies.
Lifelong benefits you receive as a Columbia graduate:
  • Access to a world-renowned system of libraries
  • A Columbia email address
  • Membership in a network of Columbia students, faculty and alumni

International Students: Qualifies students on an F1 Visa to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon completion of the certificate.

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* International students are responsible for ensuring they have read and understand the University’s student visa application eligibility and requirements. Please note that it is not permissible to enroll while in B-1/B-2 status. In addition, if studying on a student visa, you must enroll in the full-time option (12 credits per term), if available, and study on campus.