Graduate

Graduate Requirements in Iranian Studies

Notice: The program of Iranian Studies does not offer a terminal M.A. Students are only admitted to the Ph.D. program, but shall fulfill the requirements for the M.A., prior to being permitted to continue their study towards a Ph.D. The program of Iranian Studies allows for two tracks: Persian and Old Iranian that respectively correspond to the Literature Emphasis and Language Emphasis. Each track allows for sundry subfields for the details of which click hereRequirements are adjusted to the interests and academic goals of the students who shall define their qualifying examinations in consultation with their primary advisor, and fulfill their Degree Requirements by choosing topics listed in the Examinations schedule. Individually listed requirements may be combined with others, so that the actual number of such requirements may vary. A minimum of four Degree Requirements are required for the Literary (Persian) Emphasis, whereas five Degree Requirements are necessitated for the Language (Old Iranian) Emphasis. The Ph.D. field examinations will conform to the official rules, structure, and policy set in the UCLA Catalogue.

M.A. REQUIREMENTS

A. Language Emphasis

LANGUAGES Option A) 1st language: Persian; 2nd language: Arabic or Sanskrit, Old and Middle Iranian
Option B) 1st language: Sanskrit plus Old and Middle Iranian; 2nd language: Persian
COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS (1) First language
(2) Second language(s)
(3) History of Iranian language
(4) Survey of Persian literature

B. Literature Emphasis

LANGUAGES (1) Persian
(2) Arabic
COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS (1) Persian language
(2) Arabic
(3) Persian literature
(4) History of the Near East

Ph.D. REQUIREMENTS

A. Language Emphasis

LANGUAGES Option A) 1st language: Persian; 2nd language: Arabic; 3rd language: a) another Indo-European language from the area or b) Turkish or c) Sanskrit plus Old and Middle Iranian
Option B) 1st language: Sanskrit plus Old and Middle Iranian; 2nd language: Persian; 3rd language: Arabic
QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS (1) First language
(2) Second language
(3) Third language(s)
(4) Historical background of Persian and one other language
(5) Literary background of Persian and one other language

B. Literature Emphasis

LANGUAGES (1) Persian
(2) Arabic
QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS (1) Persian language
(2) Arabic language
(3) Persian literature
(4) Historical and cultural background of both languages with emphasis on Persian

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