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General Application Information

Application Deadline:  December 15

Applications can be found here.

Updates for Applications:

-All programs except the Latin MAT are accepting applications for Fall 2021 admission.

-GRE Scores are no longer required and will not be used as an evaluation metric.

-Transcripts – Please scan your official transcripts and upload them with your online application.  This will be sufficient for the Department’s admissions file and is our preferred method of receiving your transcripts. Please include transcripts from institutions from which you received a degree or from which you took courses relevant to your application. (If you decide to have your transcripts mailed to the department rather than upload them, we must receive them by the due date of December 15.  Please send them well ahead of time to make sure they reach us by the deadline.)

Applicants are no longer required to send separate official transcripts to Rackham Graduate School as part of the application process. Only students who are admitted will be required to send official transcripts to Rackham. More information about transcripts is available here.

General Information about Applications:

To see an more specific outline of application requirements for your intended program, please visit either the Masters Programs and Requirements or the PhD Program and Requirements tabs.

To apply to the Ph.D. program or to M.A. programs, please fill out an application online. see the Whatever you submit online will then be available to both the Department and the Rackham Admissions Office and so will not have to be submitted by mail (with the exception of one set of official transcripts which must be sent to Rackham). 

Rackham program codes for Classical Studies:

Ph.D. program: 00124

M.A. in Classical Studies (Bridge M.A.): 00125

M.A. or M.A.T. in Latin: 00130

M.A. in Greek: Please contact the department

Mail-in Applications are only available in extreme situations where you are unable to submit online, and after contacting the department. Please contact our Graduate Coordinator, Sarah Kandell (skandell@umich.edu), for further information regarding mail-in applications. 

The application process for the graduate programs in Classical Studies is administered by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. You should consult Rackham’s website for Rackham-specific admissions requirements. Once your application is submitted, our department will have access to view and print your materials for review by the Admissions Committee.

The Department does not require a separate application for fellowships administered by the Department.  However, other forms of aid — other fellowships, work/study, and student loans — will require separate applications and other financial statements. Consult the web pages of the Office of Financial Aid.

You must submit the application and all other required materials by December 15 to be considered for admission to the graduate program for the following academic year. Incomplete and late applications will be considered whenever possible, but in most years decisions are made shortly after the deadline. The Department admits new graduate students for entrance only in September. All decisions are typically made by March 15 and you will be able to see online that decisions have been made. Admitted and wait-listed students will be contacted directly via phone or email. All others will receive notification via email.

Please note that you are responsible for the submission of a complete application.  You will be able to keep track of which materials for your application have arrived and which ones are still outstanding by consulting your Web Application Status page, to which you will have access once Rackham has received your application and application fee.

Note: All credentials submitted for admission consideration become the property of the University of Michigan and will not be returned in original or copy form.