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PhD Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

Catalog id : 0595
 Course Level
Full Time

2.75 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

31011.74 USD
15909.74 USD

Application fee

International 110 USD
National 90 USD
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)85
TOEFL-PBT (min)560
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)704

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About this course

Major Fields or Subdisciplines

Major fields of specialization are ancient Near Eastern civilizations, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Iranian, Semitics, and Turkic. Students may concentrate on either language or literature in their selected field but are required to do work in both. In the field of ancient Near Eastern civilizations, the department also offers an archaeology emphasis.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The general requirement for admission for a U.S. student is a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from the University of California. A scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better is required or its equivalent if the letter grade system is not used—for the last 60 semester units or last 90 quarter units of undergraduate study and in any post-baccalaureate study.
  • Degrees which are not considered comparable include those granted on the basis of work completed at institutions which are not fully accredited and those granted on the basis of non-academic prior learning, test scores, or other than organized supervised coursework in academic subjects.
  • An international student whose post-secondary education is completed outside of the U.S. is expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above average scholarship from a university or university-level institution.
  • Minimum scores in TOEFL(on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.) and IELTS(7.0)
  • A bachelor's degree or the equivalent in the language area chosen for the degree. As a rule, applicants selected for admission have a grade-point average of at least 3.25 and competitive GRE scores. The GRE must be taken within 24 months prior to the date of the application; use department code 2602 to have GRE scores sent to the department.
  • Foreign Language Requirement

    Students are required to pass an examination in one major modern research language other than English by the beginning of their fourth quarter in residence. Students in the master's degree program specializing in Arabic study an Arabic dialect rather than a major modern research language. The choice of the language is determined in consultation with their adviser. Students may satisfy this requirement by one of the following methods: (1) a departmentally-administered examination with a minimum grade of B; or (2) two years of language instruction at a UC campus, with a grade of B or better. If students intend to continue toward the Ph.D. degree, it is strongly recommended that they acquire knowledge of a second major research language other than English while still a candidate for the M.A. degree.

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Course Modules

The candidate will be offered the following graduate courses

  • CM214. Teaching and Learning of Heritage Languages
  • 375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum
  • 495. Preparation for Teaching Language and Literature in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • 501. Cooperative Program
  • 596. Directed Individual Study
  • 597. Examination Preparation
  • 599. Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation

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How to Apply

  • Choose a program that is right for you.Once you have decided to apply, check the academic requirements and proceed online.
  • If you are applying to UCLA as a graduate student for the first time, or if you have applied before but were not admitted, complete all parts of the application. For the graduate program, the application is considered only if it is applied through the link provided.
  • The decisions will be announced starting in February and continuing throughout summer. Then decide and accept the program.

Materials to Be Uploaded or Sent to the Department:

  • Transcripts- One official copy of yError! Hyperlink reference not valid.our transcripts should be sent directly from the registrars of the academic institutions you have attended
  • Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation- 3

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