The Doctoral Study in Classics at Johns Hopkins University is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023 admission.

Faculty of Classics at Johns Hopkins University

Founded in 1876 as the first research university in the United States, Johns Hopkins has trained generations of scholars of classical antiquity and its influence. The Faculty of Classics is located on the beautiful Homewood Campus in the north of the vibrant city of Baltimore, and within very easy reach of other cities on the East Coast train line, incl. Washington DC and New York.

Classics Research at Johns Hopkins

Our faculty and its related fields offers expertise across the languages, literatures, culture, history, philosophy, art, and archaeology of the ancient world.  Classics Faculty have particular expertise in the ancient novel, the ancient scientific imagination, Neo-Latin and reception studies, queer theory and the history of sexuality, race and racialization in ancient Rome, Roman imperial history and culture. The department is home to several international research projects, including:

-Cosmic Visions: uniting Classics and Humanistic inquiry with modern space science and cosmology in the wake of the JWST (Webb Telescope), in collaboration with Astrophysics and the Space Telescope Science Institute;

-Gilded to Jazz: examining how ancient pasts were actively redefined within diverse American urban spaces like Baltimore during the later 19th and early 20th centuries.

-John Addington Symonds Project, investigating the life and work of this Victorian scholar and writer with particular emphasis on his study of classical antiquity (a project of the Classics Research Lab);

-Nautilus: Explorations of the submarine imaginarium in the ancient world and beyond.

Our program aims to produce broad, versatile and creative scholars who have a holistic view of ancient cultures and of the evidence by which those cultures are comprehended.

Financial Support

Generous packages of financial support are available for qualified applicants. In addition to remission of tuition/fees, the current five-year funding package includes a stipend of at least $34,500 per year. Applications from international students are welcome and are considered for the same support.


The deadline for application for Fall 2023 admission is December 15, 2022.

Detailed information and application procedures can be found  at

For informal queries, you are very welcome to contact Faculty Chair Karen ní Mheallaigh at [email protected] Please feel free to forward this announcement to potential applicants.