Post-Bac Program

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.

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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: 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

  1. a resume including current contact information
  2. an official college transcript
  3. 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. If sent by the applicant, these letters should be sealed separately in envelopes with the recommender’s signature across the back seal.
  4. Georgetown University’s Special Student application form. Please note that it will not be necessary to fill in the essay on the final page of the application form.
  5. a check for the application fee of $75.00, payable to Georgetown University.

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 15.

All application materials except for the check covering the application fee of $75.00 can be sent electronically to 

The check should be mailed to the following address.  Other application materials can also be mailed to this address.

Department of Classics
Attn: Post-Baccalaureate Admissions
Georgetown University
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.

For further information contact:

Professor Justin Haynes, Post-Bac Advisor


For 2024-25, the cost of the program is $3977 per semester ($7954 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.