Student Success

Students who complete the Classical Studies Post-Baccalaureate Program go on to pursue fascinating careers. While many enter doctoral studies after completing the program, some begin master's degree programs in classical studies to continue their preparation for PhD work. Others enter terminal master’s programs in preparation for teaching careers or curatorial work or begin professional careers immediately after completing the program. Visit Penn’s Classical Studies Department website to read more about our past students and their accomplishments.

The following lists include institutions where our students have enrolled in advanced degree programs within the past three years:

  • City University of New York
  • Columbia University
  • Florida State University
  • Magill University
  • McMaster University
  • Notre Dame University
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University
  • Texas Tech University
  • UCLA
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Villanova University

Alumni Stories

Emily Beugelmans Cook
Emily Beugelmans Cook

Customer Experience Enablement Manager, Lattice

Emily Beugelmans Cook (Classical Studies ’11) studied classical languages and literature to explore ancient insights into humanity. Now she applies those insights in her client-facing roles in the tech world.
Catherine Chase, Graduate teaching assistant
Catherine Chase

Graduate teaching assistant

Catherine Chase (Classical Studies ’19) learned from scholars at Penn Libraries and built a supportive community while immersed in the Greek and Latin study that prepared them for their current PhD.
Eve Svoboda
Eve Svoboda

Dual master’s degree student at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

At Penn, Eve Svoboda (Classical Studies ’20) combined her interests in ancient art and the contemporary field of digital humanities to prepare for a dual degree in art history and library science.
Sam Wert
Sam Wert

Graduate teaching assistant

Now that he teaches classics himself, Sam Wert (Classical Studies ’20) values the lessons in pedagogy and collaboration he learned at Penn.
Julie Nishimura-Jensen

Classical Studies faculty

Meet distinguished Classical Studies Department faculty members involved in the post-baccalaureate program.

Fellowships are available

Fellowships are available

Students can apply for two fellowships that cover tuition and fees plus a stipend for the year.

Penn and the arts

From theatre, museums, galleries, and music and dance, arts play a leading role in life on campus.