Requirements and Admissions

Program Requirements

All students registered in the Collaborative Program in Ancient Greek and Roman History take the following core courses and seminars:

  • CLA 3020H = GS/HIST 6090 3.0, Research Methods in Ancient History
  • CLA 3200Y = GS/HIST 6091 6.0, Work in Progress in Ancient History
  • at least THREE half-courses (or equivalent) in Ancient Greek and Roman History, selected from the offerings of either the Graduate Program in History at York University or the Graduate Program in Classics at the University of Toronto

All other courses to fulfill the requirements of either the Graduate Program in Classics at the University of Toronto or the Graduate Program in History at York University.

Students take all examinations and meet all language requirements of their home unit.

The Program Committee approves the Major and Minor Fields where applicable of all students in the Collaborative Program. The Major Field must always be in Greek and/or Roman History, whereas the Minor Field will normally be in a complementary area of Ancient History but can, where appropriate, be selected from other areas of study covered by the participating units.

All students in the Collaborative Program must complete the requirements of the collaborative program in addition to those of their home unit.

Successful completion of the program permits the designation ‘Completed Joint Collaborative Doctoral Program in Ancient Greek and Roman History’ to appear on the student’s transcript.

Admission

The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto and the Graduate Programme in History at York University participate in the Collaborative Ph.D. Program in Ancient Greek and Roman History.

The Collaborative Program operates only at the doctoral level, but many students eventually admitted to ColPAH have first acquired an MA degree in Toronto, either in Classics (U of T) or in History (York U).

Students interested in registering in the Collaborative Program must first gain admission to either the Ph.D. Program in Classics at the University of Toronto or the Ph.D. Program in History at York University.

All candidates must meet the admissions criteria of the unit through which they wish to enrol.

Interested students register in the Collaborative Program with the approval of the Program Committee upon admission to the Ph.D. program in either unit.

Students in the Collaborative Program may take courses offered by either unit and their Ph.D. supervisory committee is normally composed of faculty members of either unit.

A strong background in Ancient History will be expected of all candidates for admission, as will a level of preparation in the ancient languages and languages of research that is appropriate for the institution in which they register.