Graduate

  • Egyptology MA Requirements

    Students must be enrolled full time and complete a minimum of 36 units (nine courses) of graduate (200 or 500 series) or upper division (100 series) coursework with a minimum cumulative 3.00 grade point average. Within this overall requirement, students must complete 24 units (six courses) at the graduate level for a letter grade. In addition, students must successfully complete the exams listed below within two years of entering the M.A. program. If these requirements are not met by the end of the summer quarter of the student’s second year of enrollment, the student will be dismissed without degree from the program. To prepare for an exam, the student enrolls in Exam Preparation (ANE 597) under the faculty member who administers the exam. Exams 1-3 are based on a reading list, which will be provided to the student at the beginning of the quarter for which the student is enrolled in exam prep. The exam will be taken in final’s week of the quarter in question.

    MA Exams:
    1. Language: Middle Egyptian (exam with Prof. Dieleman)
    2. History and historiography of Pharaonic Egypt (exam with Prof. Cooney)
    3. Material culture (exam with Prof. Wendrich)
    4. Foreign research language (exam administered by NELC Graduate Advisor)
    5. Bibliography (tutorial)
  • Egyptology PhD Requirements

    Students must be enrolled full time, complete a minimum of 32 units (eight courses) of graduate (200 or 500 series) coursework with a minimum cumulative 3.00 grade point average, complete successfully the comprehensive exams listed below within three years of entering the Ph.D. program (9 quarters) or four years of entering the MA program (12 quarters), and pass for the Oral Qualifying Examination. If these requirements are not met by the end of the summer quarter of the student’s third/fourth year of enrollment, the student will be dismissed without degree from the program. To prepare for a comprehensive exam, the student enrolls in Exam Preparation (ANE 597) under the faculty member who administers the exam. Exams 1-4 are based on a reading list, which will be provided to the student at the beginning of the quarter for which the student is enrolled in exam prep. The exam will be taken in final’s week of the quarter in question. For the Oral Qualifying Examination, students prepare, present, and defend an original written dissertation proposal before the doctoral committee.

    Comprehensive Exams:
    1. Egyptian philology: Old Egyptian to Coptic (exam with Prof. Dieleman)
    2. Art history (exam with Prof. Cooney)
    3. Archaeology of Egypt (exam with Prof. Wendrich; one field-work season is prerequisite)
    4. Archaeological region other than Egypt / ancient language other than Egyptian (exam with assigned faculty member)
    5. Foreign research language (exam administered by NELC Graduate Advisor)
    Requirements for PhD Degree

    Students must submit an approved dissertation that demonstrates the student’s ability to perform original, independent research and constitutes a distinct contribution to the field of Egyptology.