Welcome to the Department of Classical Studies, one of the original Departments at the University of Michigan. We offer the Ph.D. in Classical Language and Literature and co-sponsor degrees in Classical Art & Archaeology, Ancient History, and the Program in Ancient Philosophy. We also offer the M.A. in Greek, Latin and secondary Latin instruction.
The program in Classical Language and Literature is known for the quality and breadth of its training. Students can explore the ancient Mediterranean world from the Bronze age to late Antiquity with scholars specializing in literature, linguistics, archaeology, history, and philosophy, and they have access to outstanding collections of papyri, inscriptions, coins, and other ancient artifacts at the Hatcher Library and Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, both adjacent to the Department’s home in Angell Hall. Many of our students extend their studies by pursuing a Certificate in another field, for example, Women’s and Gender Studies, Classical Reception, or Medieval and Early Modern Studies. In addition to coursework, we view teaching as a vital part of graduate education, and all students serve as GSI’s in both language and civilization courses during their time in the program. As one of the largest programs in the country, Classical Studies offers students a uniquely rich and stimulating environment in which to learn about Classical Antiquity.
We highlight the accomplishments of our graduates in our yearly newsletter and our department news pages.