The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations offers graduate programs leading to the
Master of Arts and
Doctor of Philosophy in two fields:
Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
Courses are offered and faculty conduct research in the following areas: Egyptology, including archaeology, language, history, and religion; Mesopotamia and the Near East, including archaeology and Assyriology; Syro-Palestinian archaeology; Hebrew and Judaic studies, including Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew, history, and religion; Aramaic and Syriac studies, including language, history, and religion; Arabic studies; Islamic studies; history of the Islamic world and the modern Middle East; Islamic art; Persian studies; and Turkish studies, including Ottoman language and history.
Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations - MA, PhD