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How long you will study
2 - 4 Semester

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full-time, part-time

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USD 9308 per semester

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About Classics at Columbia University, School of Professional Studies

Offered by Columbia University's Department of Classics and the School of Professional Studies, the rigorous Advanced Graduate Certificate in Classics program provides inquisitive and driven college graduates with the opportunity to advance their knowledge of ancient Greek and Latin.

Providing comprehensive training in the classical languages, the program is designed primarily for students who would like to prepare for graduate-level study or careers in classics or related disciplines such as ancient history, art and archaeology, philosophy, religion, and medieval studies.

Applicants admitted to the program have generally completed prior coursework in ancient Greek or Latin. On occasion, the program has admitted students with different academic backgrounds. The program's flexible schedule allows students to advance their education at their preferred pace.

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  • The awardCertificateHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study2 - 4 semester
    Course starts find outDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesUSD 9308 per semester

Entry requirements

U.S. bachelor's degree or international equivalent - If your post-secondary credentials are from an institution outside the United States, the Office of Admissions requires you to submit all post-secondary credentials (undergraduate and graduate) to World Education Services, Inc. (WES), a third-party verification agency for a course-by-course evaluation for admission consideration. The Office of Admissions will use the credential evaluation provided by WES to determine if your undergraduate degree is the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree.

Students must be comfortable with rapid and idiomatic spoken English - Please review the English language proficiency details under the Application Requirements section to determine if proof of English language proficiency is required. Applicants who are required to provide test scores must submit a current TOEFL iBT or IELTS score report and have a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL iBT or receive a 7.0 or higher on the IELTS.

Demonstrated ability for critical thinking and analysis.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

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