• Near Eastern Archaeology MA Requirements


    • First ancient language (two years of instruction)
    • Second ancient language (one year minimum)*

    Comprehensive Examinations

    • First language
    • Second language
    • History or literature of the first language
    • History and Archaeology of the area of emphasis


  • Near Eastern Archaeology PhD Requirements


    • First ancient language
    • Second ancient language*

    Qualifying Examinations

    • First language
    • Second language**
    • Art and archaeology of first language area
    • Art and archaeology of second language area
    • Historical, cultural and literary background *Recommended combinations are: Egyptian and Hebrew; Akkadian and Sumerian; Hebrew and Akkadian; Hebrew and Aramaic. **This exam may be waived by the committee if deemed appropriate.