Apply to the Graduate Program

 

We are delighted at your interest in our programs. General information about all of our graduate programs (M.A. and Ph.D.) is available on the program page. For questions about the program, faculty, students, and FSU Classics in general, please feel free to contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Tim Stover at tstover@fsu.edu. For procedural questions about the admissions process (e.g. where do I send things?) or about the status of your application, contact the Academic Program Specialist, Chris O'Neal, at (850) 644-4259 or coneal@fsu.edu. Also, you may find that your question is addressed in the FSU Classics Graduate Application FAQ.

Deadlines

The receipt deadline for all applications is December 15.

Funding

We are pleased to be able to offer strong financial support to both Ph.D. students and MA students. It is our policy to fully fund all admitted Ph.D. students for five years. Ours is one of the few MA programs to offer funding to a large majority of its MA-level students, primarily through teaching assistantships. Additional financial support for both Ph.D. and MA students is available for graduate travel and research through the department's multiple endowments and from faculty grants. The department regularly supports students attending international programs, delivering conference papers, and studying abroad.

How to Apply

Applications are submitted online. Follow the instructions for the online application detailed by FSU Graduate Admissions. As part of the application process, you will need to provide the following:

  • Statement of Purpose describing your background and why you intend to pursue Classics at the graduate level
  • 3 letters of recommendation (your letter writers will be able to submit their letters online as well)
  • 1 sample of your written work, not to exceed 20 pages
  • CV or resume
  • Official transcripts from each university or college attended
  • Official nationally recognized test scores (i.e. GRE scores) - Please note GRE scores have been waived for our MA program but are still required for our PhD program.

Note that the general university deadlines as listed on the Graduate Admissions site are not the same as the departmental deadline, listed above, for funding consideration. All materials must be received by December 15 in order to ensure that your application be considered for funding.

Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirements for all programs leading to the MA are: 

  • A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree;  A 3.0 undergraduate grade point average (GPA) in all upper-division work; 
  • A GRE score in the 90th percentile or higher on the Verbal section (estimated to be 162 or higher) and no less than the 50th percentile (approximately 150 or higher) on the quantitative portion of the GRE; 
  • Sufficient undergraduate work in Classics to warrant study on the graduate level. 

 

The minimum requirements for admission to the doctoral program are: 

  • A Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Master of Arts (MA) degree in Classics or related field; 
  • A 3.6 GPA overall and 3.8 GPA in upper division coursework; 
  • A GRE score in the 90th percentile or higher on the Verbal section (estimated to be 162 or higher) and no less than the 50th percentile (approximately 150 or higher) on the quantitative portion of the GRE; 
  • Sufficient language skills in Greek and Latin to begin graduate-level coursework (normally two years each of college-level Greek and Latin with average grades of at least “A–”); 
  • Well-developed writing abilities. 

 

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