Program Overview

The University of Florida’s (UF) Doctor of Philosophy in Latin and Roman Studies is a course of study that is offered through a unique hybrid format. This program is delivered through the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and administered under the Department of Classics. This program was designed by UF with high school teachers and community college instructors in mind; those who wish to improve their skills, prepare for serious research, and improve their credentials with a special emphasis placed on Latin literature and Roman history. This program aims to strike a balance between maximum convenience and flexibility in an online program, while maintaining academic excellence.

The coursework for the Ph.D. in Latin and Roman studies is extensive, but students may have the ability to emerge from the program with the most thorough knowledge of this topic possible. Students must complete 90 credit hours beyond their bachelor’s degree, or 60 credits hours if the student already possesses a Master of Arts. Students will take a course in Latin Prose Composition, six seminars in Classical Civilization or Latin, and participate in at least three Summer Latin Institutes. These institutes are the primary on-campus component of this degree. The rest of the program’s requirements may be completed from the comfort of the student’s home. Additionally, students may gain credit hours through participation in extra seminars and elective coursework, independent study projects, advanced and dissertation research. The coursework culminates in a dissertation defense and comprehensive final examination.

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    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Locational - 30 hours of doctoral work in residence. Residency requirements can be satisfied through intensive, on-campus two-week summer institutes in Gainesville, FL.


    30 hours of doctoral work in residence. Residency requirements can be satisfied through intensive, on-campus two-week summer institutes in Gainesville, FL.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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