Listing of Graduate Programs in Ancient Philosophy (Updated)

I’m posting a listing of places with graduate programs that cover ancient philosophy (in alphabetical order, sorted by region). The aim is to provide a general directory of places that are either local or international hubs for ancient philosophy. I am including non-anglophone programs with international connections. I think this will be useful for prospective graduate students (though inclusion on this list does not represent an endorsement: there are many further factors prospective students should consider) and for scholars looking for possible collaborators or thinking about people to invite. I want to include any program that has multiple faculty members working in ancient philosophy and often has ancient philosophy reading groups, talks, workshops etc. Students may also be interested in my listing specifically of Master’s programs in ancient philosophy. This listing is still missing many programs outside the English-speaking world, so suggestions are welcome. I’m glad to make additions or corrections to the list: just leave a comment or send me an email.

PhD Programs:


Dalhousie University (Classics)
McGill University
University of British Columbia
University of Toronto
Western University

United States:

Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Catholic University of America
City University of New York Graduate Center
Columbia University
Cornell University
Emory University
Fordham University
Harvard University
Loyola University Chicago
Marquette University
New School for Social Research
New York University Philosophy and Classics
Northwestern University
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Stanford University
Yale University
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Chicago
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Georgia
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame (see announcement on new joint program)
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas, Austin
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin Madison
Washington University in St. Louis

Latin America:

PUC Rio (instruction in Portugese)
Universidad de los Andes (instruction in Spanish)
Universidade de Brasília (instruction in Portugese)
UNICAMP Universidade Estadual de Campinas (instruction in Portugese)
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (instruction in Portugese)
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (instruction in Spanish)
Universidad Panamericana (instruction in Spanish)
University of São Paulo (instruction in Portugese)

United Kingdom:

King’s College, London (connected with the London Centre for Ancient Philosophy)
University College London (connected with the London Centre for Ancient Philosophy)
University of Cambridge (ancient philosophy is taught in the Classics department)
University of Durham
University of Edinburgh
University of Oxford
University of St. Andrews/Stirling Joint Program (Phd in Philosophy) and University of St. Andrews Classics (PhD in Classics)


Charles University (courses in Czech and English, connected with the Centre for Classical Studies and Department for the Study of Ancient and Medieval Thought at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
Central European University (most graduate courses in English)
École Normale Supérieure, Paris (instruction in French)
FINO consortium of North-Western Italy (Turin, Genova, Pavia, Vercelli) (graduate program taught in English)
Humboldt University, Berlin (instruction in ancient philosophy is in English)
KU Leuven (instruction in the history of philosophy is in English)
Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (core instruction in English, some in German)
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (graduate instruction in German and English)
Sapienza Università di Roma (core instruction is in Italian, with some courses in English)
Trinity College Dublin (connected with the Dublin Plato Centre)
Universität Bonn (instruction in German)
University College Dublin
Université de Genève (instruction in French)
University of Groningen (graduate instruction in English)
Université Libre de Bruxelles (instruction in French)
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (instruction in French)
University of Oslo (graduate instruction in English)
Universität Tübingen (graduate instruction in English and German)
University of Vienna (Courses are primarily in German, but they have advanced seminars and a reading group in English)
Utrecht University (graduate instruction in English)



Kyoto University (instruction in Japanese)
Seoul National University Classical Studies (instruction in Korean)


  • Thomas Jovanovski

    How might one become a member of the ISSS.
    Also, I looked for postings for Endoxa as a blog, but I have been unable to find anything. Am I less than computer savvy — which is not unlikely — or are there no postings anywhere?

    Thank you much,

    Thomas Jovanovski, PhD
    Baldwin Wallace University
    Ohio, USA

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