University of California - Santa Barbara

College of Letters and Science



University of California,

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D., M.A.;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Classics Department at UCSB is renowned for the excellence of its philological training, and its graduate program combines in-depth study of ancient languages and texts with expert training in awide range of ancillary fields. Our Ph.D. in Classics provides full and thorough preparation for those who wish to pursue scholarly careers in Classics. To prepare students for today's changing and demanding jobmarket, the department also offers special emphases within the graduate program. The Emphasis in Ancient History is an interdisciplinary program that involves significant coursework in the History Department, and isdesigned for those students who wish their training to emphasize ancient history, without sacrificing the classical languages. Scholars who graduate from this program should be equally at home teaching in aClassics or History Department. The Emphasis in Literature and Theory is an interdisciplinary program designed for those students who wish to pursue interests in literature, theory, and cultural studies, withoutsacrificing the classical languages. Scholars who graduate from this program will meet the increasing demand for classicists with training and expertise in literary and cultural theory.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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