A Unique Program

In response to the disruptions caused by the global pandemic, graduate programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh are pausing admissions for fall 2021. This one-year intermission will enable us to devote our resources and attention to our continuing students. 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, in these uncertain times we are committed to optimally supporting our current students’ success and wellbeing. 

If you seek to begin your graduate studies in the fall of 2021, we thank you for your understanding and wish you all the best in your endeavors. If you consider applying to our program for fall 2022, or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor 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. Christian Wildberg, chw168@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.