ANE students usually specialize in Aramaic and Hebrew, while CNE students specialize in Arabic, Coptic, Ethiopic or Syriac. The ANE program offers Akkadian, Ugaritic, as well as extensive coursework in Aramaic (Old, Official, Qumran, Targumic) and Hebrew (Epigraphic, Qumran, Mishnaic). In the CNE program, students may also take Armenian, Georgian, and South Arabian.
Under ordinary circumstances the Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures masters degree from Catholic University of America, including the requisite comprehensive examinations, can be completed in two years. Thirty semester credit hours are required for the M.A. The thirty credit hours must include nine in the student's major language beyond the introductory course or courses.
Students who wish to pursue a program combining aspects of both major programs are urged to consult in advance with all relevant faculty.
Transfer of relevant graduate credits earned at other accredited institutions is permitted in accordance with the university's regulations. Students entering at the M.A. level may transfer up to 6 credit hours.
Students are expected to maintain a good overall standing in the program; students who do not do so will be subject to faculty review and dismissal, if warranted. In particular, a student who receives one C may be subject to faculty review and may be placed on probationary standing in the program. A second C may lead to dismissal. A student may repeat a course in which the grade of C was earned, and the grade of the retake may replace the C; this can only be done once and must be done in consultation with the faculty.
- The thirty credit hours must also include at least six credit hours, beyond the initiating course or courses, in a second Semitic language (or Coptic) judged by the faculty to be the most necessary for effective work in the student's major field. Up to six credit hours of Greek (beyond the elementary level) may be counted towards the M.A. requirements but not for major or minor language credit.
- ANE students may take history or language courses (including Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopic and Coptic) from the CNE program; CNE students may take history and language courses (including Hebrew and Aramaic) from the ANE program. In addition to these thirty semester credit hours, the M.A. student must select (with the approval of the chair) two papers written for courses (completed with a grade of B or better) requiring a major research paper.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
- Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
- Demonstrate English language proficiency
- Submit confirmation of financial support
- Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
- Receive your admission packet with visa information
- Secondary School Report
- Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts
International52190 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.
National52190 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.
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