The post-baccalaureate program in Classics at Georgetown University is designed to provide college graduates with the opportunity to improve their knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin.
Students who have completed the post-bac program at Georgetown have been accepted into graduate programs in Classics at institutions such as Brown, the University of Chicago, Florida State University, Harvard University, the University of Georgia, Ohio State University, Princeton, Stanford, Texas, Tulane, the University of Virginia and Washington University.
There is no fixed curriculum, since the program is designed for motivated students at a range of levels. The department offers intensive training in both ancient languages at all levels; students are placed into courses in accordance with their level of preparation.
Students will normally take one course in each language, though the program is designed to be flexible and to accommodate the needs and interests of the individual student. Students who have had previous training in both languages often enroll for one year, but, depending upon interests, those who have not had both languages prior to enrolling often stay in the program for two years.
How to Apply
Prospective students must submit the following materials in a single envelope:
- a brief letter describing prior experience with Latin and Ancient Greek, and explaining the role the applicant hopes this program will play in his or her professional development
- a resume including current contact information
- an official college transcript
- two letters from instructors familiar with the applicant's academic work; letters that address the student's experience with the ancient languages are most helpful. These should be sealed separately in envelopes with the recommender's signature across the back seal.
- Georgetown University's Special Student application form, including a check for the application fee of $75.00, payable to Georgetown University. Please note that it will not be necessary to fill in the essay on the final page of the application form.
Students who are admitted to the program will receive a letter of acceptance, and will be asked to make a non-refundable deposit of $500.00. For best consideration applications should reach the Department of Classics by April 3, 2017.
Application materials should be sent to:
Department of Classics
Attn: Post-Baccalaureate Admissions
322 Healy Hall
Washington, DC 20057
Because the program is part-time, it does not qualify international students for a student visa. For more information, please contact the Office of International Students http://globalservices.georgetown.edu/.
For further information contact:
Professor Charles McNelis
cam72 @ georgetown.edu
For 2017-2018 , the cost of the program is $3000 per semester ($6000 for the academic year). Participation in the program entitles students to take two courses in the Classics department per semester. Additional courses in the department may be taken for an additional per-credit charge. Georgetown University does not offer financial aid for this.