Classics (Ph.D.)

By completing either sequence of courses as outlined below, all requirements for the M.A. in Classics are completed. To see more about specific requirements as per concentrations, see the page for the M.A.

Classical Philology

Students studying Classical Philology may choose to Major in Latin and Minor in Greek, or Major in Greek and Minor in Latin. The curriculum for each differs only in the reading list that is required as preparation for the comprehensive examinations, and therefore determines the content of the examinations. 

Course Title Credits
4 classes on Greek authors 112
16 classes on Greek and Latin authors 142
LATN 5211LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION3
or CLAS 8841 LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION
GREK 5211GREEK PROSE COMPOSITION3
or CLAS 8824 GREEK PROSE COMPOSITION AT CUNY/NYU
GERM 5001GRADUATE READING IN GERMAN I0
Proficiency in a second Modern Language0
FRENCH FOR READING
ITALIAN FOR READING
GSAS LANGUAGE EXAM 1 (Language Exam)
Completion of the Latin or Greek Reading List 2
CLAS 0930PHD COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION-CLASSICS 30
CLAS 9999DISSERTATION DIRECTION
Total Credits60

Medieval Latin

Course Title Credits
18 classes on Latin authors 151
2 classes on Greek authors 16
LATN 5211LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION3
or CLAS 8841 LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION
GERM 5001GRADUATE READING IN GERMAN I0
Proficiency in a second Modern Language0
FRENCH FOR READING
ITALIAN FOR READING
GSAS LANGUAGE EXAM 1 (Language Exam)
Completion of the Latin PhD Reading List 2
CLAS 0930PHD COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION-CLASSICS 30
CLAS 9999DISSERTATION DIRECTION 4
Total Credits60