Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Admissions: Language Requirements

 

Admissions Language Requirements for Master's Programs

Middle Eastern Studies (MA)

Applicants may enter the program at any level in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian or Turkish. Most applicants will have at minimum one year of college-level instruction if not much more.
 

 

Admissions Language Requirements for Ph.D. 

As doctoral scholarship requires a high degree of language proficiency, students normally complete a Master of Arts in the discipline or area of concentration before acceptance into the Ph.D. program.* 

 

 

Hebrew Bible/Ancient Near East*

1) Three years of Biblical Hebrew (or equivalent) and
2) Knowledge of Biblical Aramaic or experience with a second Semitic language

Middle Eastern History

Arabic and Persian applicants must demonstrate proficiency at least at the Advanced-Low level. Modern Hebrew applicants must be at the Intermediate-High level for the master's program and Advanced-Low for the doctoral program.

Islamic Studies 

Arabic and Persian applicants must demonstrate proficiency at least at the Advanced-Low level.

Linguistics

see either MELC or HB /ANE requirements

Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Arabic and Persian applicants must demonstrate proficiency at least at the Advanced-Low level. Modern Hebrew applicants must be at the Intermediate-High level for the master's program and Advanced-Low for the doctoral program.
 


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