Prospective Students

We matriculate 2-4 Ph.D. students a year. Students admitted to the Ph.D. program generally receive five-year funding packages from the Duke Graduate School, including tuition waivers, a stipend, and a teaching assistantship or instructorship. Comparatively small incoming classes allow for close relationships with faculty. Classical Studies graduate students receive a structured introduction to teaching, serving first as T.A.s, and eventually as instructors in their own right.

Financial Support

The Department's graduate award budget is limited, and not all students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Classical Studies can be offered financial aid. Read more

How to Apply

Students seeking to do graduate work at Duke University for degree purposes must be formally admitted to the Graduate School by the dean. Read more

Graduate Life

Durham is a great place for graduate study: affordable, green, rich in art & culture, vibrant, welcoming, family-friendly and smart--with the highest concentration of Ph.D’s in the nation. Read more