The Department of Classics offers a PhD program that combines in-depth study of ancient Greek and Latin languages, literature, history, and culture, together with research methods, theory, and professional training. We offer an optional Emphasis in Ancient History and an Emphasis in Literature & Theory. We are home to a vibrant community of PhD students with a range of academic interests, from Greek tragedy to Roman history to the modern reception of Classics. Our PhD graduates pursue successful careers in academia, higher-ed administration, K12 teaching, and more. The department welcomes applications from those who come to UCSB with either a B.A. or M.A. in Classics or related discipline. Successful applicants to the program typically show a minimum of four years’ training in ancient Greek and Latin, with at least three years in the stronger language. For further information about the graduate program, see the department web page.