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Classics & Philosophy

This specialization is jointly administered by the departments of Classics and Philosophy and is overseen by a joint committee composed of members of both departments. It provides students with the training, specialist skills, and knowledge needed for research and teaching in ancient philosophy while producing scholars who are fully trained as either philosophers or classicists.

Graduate students admitted by the Classics department receive their Ph.D. from the Classics department. This specialization includes training in ancient and modern philosophy. Each student in the program is advised by a committee consisting of one professor from each department.

To complete this degree program requires courses, residency units and examinations as outlined in our official document, the Stanford University Bulletin.  Please refer to both Section I. Language and Literature, as well as Section IV. Joint Program for additional requirements.