A Unique Program

In response to the disruptions caused by the global pandemic, some graduate programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh are still pausing admissions for fall 2023. The CPAS program in Classics is affected by this policy, but CPAS students are admitted in Philosophy.

Graduate training and research are central to the mission of the Dietrich School and the Department of Classics. While we do not pause admissions lightly, we are committed to optimally supporting our current students’ success and wellbeing. 

If you seek to begin your graduate studies in the fall of 2023, please apply to Pittsburgh's Philosophy Department. If you consider applying to our program for fall 2024 in either Classics or Philosophy, or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Program Director, Professor Sara Magrin (magrin_s@pitt.edu) or the Chair of Classics Christian Wildberg (chw168@pitt.edu).

The departments of Classics, Philosophy, and History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh cooperate in offering a program leading to the PhD degree in Classics, Philosophy, or History and Philosophy of Science, with a special concentration in ancient philosophy and/or science. 

Although primary association is with one of the three departments, students in the program work closely with one another and with the cooperating faculty, which is drawn from all three departments. 

Through seminars, colloquia, and conferences sponsored by the program, and through writing a dissertation supervised by an interdepartmental committee, students receive rigorous training that prepares them for teaching positions in college or university departments of Classics, Philosophy, or History and Philosophy of Science. 

For more information, please contact the program director Prof. Sara Magrin (magrin_s@pitt.edu).

Program Application

  • Students do not apply directly to the CPAS Program
  • Instead, students should apply to one of the cooperating departments (ClassicsHPS, or Philosophy) and indicate their interest in the program on their application.