Columbia University, based in New York, NY offers a fully funded PhD in Classics. The graduate program in the Department of Classics emphasizes the study of Greek and Latin language and literature. The Ph.D. is a degree program comprised of three stages. At the successful completion of each stage, students will be awarded the corresponding degree. The Ph.D. is completed after a successful defense of a doctoral dissertation. Classics Ph.D. students are normally offered 5 years of fellowship support, tuition plus a stipend. Further opportunities exist for graduate students to augment their stipend by teaching-intensive Latin and Greek courses over the (six-week) summer session.