Guidelines for Admission
To be accepted into the Rutgers Classics graduate program, an applicant should have the equivalent of at least three years of college-level Latin and two years of college-level ancient Greek (M.A.T. applicants are exempt from the ancient Greek requirement). Successful applicants typically have an overall GPA of at least 3.3, and higher in the major. All available transcripts and other materials should be sent directly to Rutgers Graduate Admissions.
Applicants must take the GRE exam. Successful applicants typically report scores above 163 VB and 5.0 WR.
Competency in French, German, or Italian at the time of matriculation is desirable, though not a requirement.
Three letters of recommendation are required and should be sent directly to Rutgers Graduate Admissions.
A writing sample is encouraged.
Those students who seek to enter Rutgers Classics from another graduate program are evaluated on an individual basis. Generally such applicants should expect that no more than 12 credits will be transferred from their previous institution.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by January 1 to receive full consideration for funding.
All application materials should go to Rutgers Graduate Admissions:
Types of Funding Available
Rutgers Classics offers a number of funding options to PhD students. The standard package is five years, with a fellowship stipend for the first and last years, and a teaching assistantship for the middle three years. In addition, advanced students may be given the opportunity to teach as a part-time lecturer in the undergraduate curriculum or at neighboring institutions.
Typical fellowships include the following: