College of Arts and Sciences

Classical Studies

How to Apply

You may apply electronically to the department by means of our online application.

Deadline: 15 January (domestic); 15 November (International)

Your application file must be completed to receive consideration. It should consist of the following:

  • Application Form for Graduate School Admission, Fellowship and Associate Instructorships
  • Statement of Purpose - a rationalized explanation of your interests in Classical Studies and your short and long term goals
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation from faculty who know you well
  • Writing Sample - about 20 pages of connected prose. You may send a favorite term paper, a chapter of a senior honors paper or a Master’s thesis, a professional presentation, or a published article if you have one.
  • One original transcript from each college or university program in which you have been enrolled (even if these were non-degree programs)
  • Original GRE test scores - no more than 5 years old. For electronic scores the codes are 1324 for Indiana University and 2901 for the Classical Studies Department

Please send all documents pertaining to admission by 15 January to:

Yvette Rollins (
Administrative Secretary
Department of Classical Studies
Ballantine Hall 547
1020 East Kirkwood Ave.
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7103

The application fee should be sent directly to:

The University Graduate School
Kirkwood Hall 111
130 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7104

Have questions? Please contact us.