The program of Iranian Studies does not offer a terminal MA. Students are only admitted to the PhD program, but shall fulfill the requirements for the MA prior to being permitted to continue their study towards a PhD. The Program of Iranian Studies allows for two tracks: Old Iranian and Classical Persian that respectively correspond to the Literature Emphasis and Language Emphasis. Each track allows for a number of subfields. Requirements 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 requested for the Literature (Classical Persian) Emphasis, whereas five Degree Requirements are necessitated for the Language (Old Iranian) Emphasis. The PhD field examinations will conform to the official rules, structure, and policy set in the UCLA Catalog.
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