The Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Classics requires 18 s.h. in Department of Classics courses numbered 2000 or above (upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses). Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 to remain in good standing and complete the program.

The program is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree and would like further study in Greek and Latin in order to be competitive for admission to a graduate program in classics. Entry to most graduate programs requires study of both Latin and Greek, normally a minimum of three years in one language and two years in the other. The certificate is designed to be completed in two semesters by students who enter with two years of Latin and one to two years of Greek, or vice versa. 

At least 12 s.h. of the required credit must be earned in Greek and Latin language courses; the remaining 6 s.h. may be earned in approved advanced courses taught in English (prefix CLSA). Transfer credit is not accepted toward the certificate.

For more specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Classics, visit the UI General Catalog. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Tuition and fees for the Post-Baccalaureate program will be the same as undergraduate resident or non-resident tuition. No aid can be offered, but students may apply for work-study and for financial aid and loans through the University.

How to Apply?

Admission deadline: February 15th (for preference)

Requirements for Admission

  • a minimum overall grade-point average of 2.80, with at least a 3.00 in classical languages

Items to send to Admissions

Items to send to the Department

Please send all documents to

  • A copy of transcripts of all prior post-secondary academic records. The undergraduate transcript should include Latin and Greek language courses. High school transcripts are not necessary.
  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, if you are from a country where English is not the first language
  • Three original letters of reference sent directly from persons familiar with your academic performance, written on the referee's letterhead, along with our cover sheet.
  • A one-page statement of your purposes, goals, and special interests relevant to your application to Classics (i.e., why you are applying and what you hope to achieve in your post-baccalaureate program)
  • A 5-10 page sample of your best critical written work (e.g., term paper, seminar paper, published article)
  • A list of Greek and Latin works (if any) read in the original languages
  • The post-baccalaureate submission form, which lets us know that you have applied