Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PhD CLAS Fall* December 12, 2023
Master’s MA CLAS Fall* December 12, 2023
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023
Director of Graduate Admissions Sharon James (
Graduate Coordinator Kim Miles (
Address Department of Classics
CB# 3145, 212 Murphey Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-962-7191
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3 – See other requirements
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Other Requirements

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

The Department awards both MA and PhD degrees, but it is assumed that all applicants are interested in completing the PhD.  We do not offer a terminal MA, so we accept only students who want to pursue their PhD.  All students must work towards their MA first.

Three electronic letters of recommendation from persons qualified to evaluate your academic and professional qualifications are required.

Transcripts. One unofficial transcript from each university attended must be uploaded within the application.

Statement of Purpose. We require a statement of purpose to be uploaded within your application.  Briefly describe your professional goals, your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate work in Classics, your particular interests in our program and faculty, and any other special circumstances relating to your application that might help us in making our decision.

Supplemental Information. We also require uploading:

  1. a C.V.,
  2. a list of fall and spring classes that you plan to take for your senior year as an undergraduate,
  3. a list of works you have read in Greek and Latin,
  4. a writing sample or sample of work on a Classical topic totaling 20-30 pages, double-spaced in a font large enough to be legible.

Please see the Classics Department website for more advice and especially for special archaeology requirements.

*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with department is Spring admission considered.