Classical Studies has been making a significant contribution to academic life at Michigan since the university’s founding in 1817. The department is internationally renowned for its scholarly excellence, its graduate programs, and its deep commitment to the education of undergraduates at the university. Our distinguished reputation places us among the top three classics departments in the country. We engage in the study of every aspect of life in Greece (ancient and modern) and Rome—language and literature, art and material cultures, philosophy, history, political theory, law, and religion. Together, faculty and students explore all these subjects, both in the context of cognate Mediterranean and Near Eastern cultures and in light of the later civilizations that drew upon this classical foundation.
Ways to Give
Contributions to the Classical Studies Strategic Fund increase our ability to meet student needs, to build our community both within the Department in the broader geographical region, and to support research abroad for students and faculty.
The M.A. in Classical Studies (Bridge M.A.) brings to the Department exceptional students from non-traditional backgrounds who have demonstrated potential for graduate study and a deep interest in Classical Antiquity. The program is designed to help them consolidate their command of Ancient Greek and Latin before entering a Ph.D. Program (at U-M or elsewhere) in Classical Languages and Literature, Ancient History, Ancient Philosophy, or Classical Art and Archaeology. Alumni of the program most often continue with our Department, becoming some of the most vibrant and exciting scholars in our Ph.D. programs.
Provides scholarships to deserving students who are pursuing a course of study in Classical Studies. These scholarships allow undergraduate students to participate in travel to classical lands, to participate in archaeological digs, to enhance their language studies, and to immerse themselves in a deeper engagement with the ancient world.
Provides fellowship support for our graduate students, enabling them to focus on their research and the composition of their dissertations.
Thank you for supporting Classical Studies!