CLS/Classics graduate students take between 15 and 18 graduate courses including the following:
- the CLS theory sequence (410, 411, 412) in the first year. The aim of these three courses is to prepare students for an oral examination conducted at the end of the first year (or before the beginning of the second year).
- 6 courses in the Classics Department at the 300- or 400-level. At least four of these must involve work with Greek or Latin texts, and at least three must involve extensive study of literary works.
- The remaining 6-9 courses can be taken in CLS, the Classics department, or any other graduate program. Students admitted through a “Cluster Initiative” have to take 3 courses in the cluster.