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Ancient and Classical History

12 months
370 USD/credit 6660 USD/year
370 USD/credit 6660 USD/year
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The Ancient and Classical History Postgrad. Cert. at the American Public University is designed for students interested in ancient and classical Greece and Roman history from their beginnings to the Age of Constantine.


Course Details

Trace ancient and classical history from the beginnings of Greece and Rome to the Age of Constantine with the Ancient and Classical History Postgrad. Cert. at the American Public University.

This comprehensive six-course classics certificate spans the rise of the Greek city-states and the politics and culture that became the foundation for the rise of the West. It examines the greatness of Rome and its decline, the emergence of the Byzantine Empire, the proliferation of Christianity, and the influence of Byzantine culture on the Western intellect.

During your studies, you will examine the impact of the fall of the Roman Empire and the ways its collapse contributed to the development of modern Europe.

What You Will Do

  • Critique Ancient Greece’s political, economic, social, and intellectual movements
  • Explain Roman history from its beginnings until the Age of Constantine
  • Evaluate great Byzantium leaders, the spread of Christianity, the recapture of Constantinople, and the impact of Byzantine culture on Western intellect
  • Assess European social, political, economic, and religious institutions; culture; and intellect against the changing environment from the end of the Ancient World to the Renaissance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar in World History
  • The Greek Civilization
  • The Roman Republic and Empire
  • Late Antiquity and Byzantium
  • Medieval Europe
  • Renaissance and Reformation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Courses start monthly 


18 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    6660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 12 months.

$250 with military grant


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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