22
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Boston University / Department of Classical Studies is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy (MA/PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
8
Accepted
5
Enrolled
24%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, scholarly writing sample, personal statement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, scholarly writing sample, personal statement
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 84

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

22
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
90%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.55%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 13.64%
Unknown 13.64%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Homer and Hesiod, tragedy and comedy, classical tradition, fifth-century Athenian history, empire literature and history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One Silber Way
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Stephen Scully
Chair
Email: sscully@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-4572
Fax: 617-353-1610