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General Application Info

General Application Information

Application Deadline:  December 15

Applications can be found here.

To apply to the Ph.D. program or to M.A. programs, please fill out an application online. 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 (, 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 (including transcripts) 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 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.