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Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Classics


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

January 5, 2023

Admission Limited to

Fall, Winter, Spring

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required

Letters of Recommendation

3, normally from previous instructors in Classics

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a statement of purpose, a writing sample (research paper), and the Classics supplementary information form.

Applicants should hold a UCLA B.A. degree or the equivalent degree from another university, preferably with a major in Classics, Greek or Latin, and a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the major.

M.A.: The department does not admit students whose final degree objective is the master's degree. The program that leads to an M.A. in Classics is considered the first step toward the Ph.D. in Classics. The M.A. in Greek or Latin may be awarded to students whose academic goals shift during the course of graduate study.

Ph.D.: A UCLA M.A. degree in Classics with a comprehensive examination grade of B+ or better, or an equivalent degree from another university is required.

While there is no minimum required score, the GRE is used as a criterion in most cases.

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Leading to the degree of

M.A., Ph.D.

Admits only Ph.D. applicants, although the M.A. in Classics, Greek or Latin may be awarded en route to the Ph.D.

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