Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

School of Arts and Sciences

Classics Post-baccalaureate Program


33 Livingston Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Post baccalaureate certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Rutgers Classics Post-Bacc Program is for anyone who wants to attain and demonstrate proficiency in an ancient language at an advanced level. Our Program is unique in its flexibility: there are no language prerequisites and no set time limits on acquisition of the Certificate. A Certificate is essential to anyone who hopes to undertake graduate study in Classics, but lacks the requisite ancient language experience. We also invite applications from graduates in all fields: Medieval Studies, History, English or other disciplines that require a good working knowledge of an ancient language.

School teachers interested in adding Ancient Greek and/or Latin to their teaching repertoire should consider our program.

Earning A Certificate

There is a minimum credit requirement for the Certificate of six credits at the 300-level or higher in the language for which the Certificate is being sought and a passing grade (of B- or higher) in a final comprehensive translation exam. This exam, based on a reading list, certifies competency in a language equivalent to at least four years of training at the college level and demonstrates familiarity with the major authors belonging to the Ancient Greek and Latin canon. Grades attained in coursework are included on a transcript, as are successful completion of the exam and acquisition of the Certificate.

Applying to the Rutgers Post Baccalaureate Program

  • Applicants are not expected to take the GRE.
  • Applying to the Rutgers Post-Baccalaureate Program is free of charge.
  • There is no deadline: we offer a rolling-admissions system. Applicants are encouraged, however, to apply by August 1st for full consideration for the Fall semester and by December 1st for the Spring.


Rutgers University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 14

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

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