Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, M.A.

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #10 (WUR) , PA,
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) offers PhD and MA degrees in five distinct fields. Our PhD procedures and MA procedures conform to the general guidelines formulated by Penn’s Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences. However, individual fields of study may have their own additional specific requirements. 

About

Graduate students in NELC, whether at the MA or PhD level, will work closely with the faculty of the NELC Graduate Group, whose members include not just NELC departmental faculty but also faculty from across the University whose interests and specialties involve the advanced study of the Near East and its cultures.

Graduate students in NELC, whether at the MA or PhD level, will work closely with the faculty of the NELC Graduate Group, whose members include not just NELC departmental faculty but also faculty from across the University whose interests and specialties involve the advanced study of the Near East and its cultures.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Mesopotamian Civilizations
  • Egyptology
  • Biblical Studies
  • Hebrew Literature & Jewish Tradition
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Application Requirements

  • biographical information (part of the online application).
  • a personal statement.
  • two [2] official letters of recommendation: one must be from a faculty member who is familiar with the candidate's scholarly abilities;
  • CIS PhD application requires three [3] letters or recommendation.
  • Unofficial Transcript - submitted with application
  • One [1] transcript form each university or college attended where course credit was earned, to be uploaded and submitted with the online application.
  • Official Transcript - submitted when offer of admission is received

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    49574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49574 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    49574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49574 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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