Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics, Certificate

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics, Certificate


Students who meet the program's entrance requirements can expect to complete the program, earning the certificate at the end of one academic year of study. Faculty advisor Dr. Amy Richlin will assist students in planning their course of study. The curriculum includes a post-baccalaureate seminar taught by a UCLA faculty member which is exclusive to students in the program.

 This seminar culminates in the completion of a research paper for the purpose of submission as a writing sample for graduate school applications. Graduates of this Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics at UCLA Extension UCLA Extension have been admitted to graduate study in Classics, Philosophy, History, Archaeology, Religion, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at such institutions as UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Chicago, Harvard University, University of Michigan, New York University, University of Pittsburgh, USC, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications will be accepted after this deadline until the program is full.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    36 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Minimum requirement for completion of the program is 36 units of course work comprising the following: The Classics Post-Baccalaureate Seminar (taken Pass/No Pass), three Greek and three Latin courses beyond the first year of study, and additional courses in Classics, Ancient History, or other disciplines directly related to the program.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Create a student profile, apply to your certificate program, and pay the candidacy fee
  • Navigate to the International Student Certificate Program Application and submit when all pages are complete
  • Pay international student fees.  You will be prompted to pay the international student fee when you submit your completed application. You will pay the remaining international student fees via the links on the international student fee page.
  • Send required documents to the International Student Office

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
  • National Applies to you

    10600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
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Estimated Total Cost: $11,495

Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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