Graduate Program

Program Information

In addition to a B.A. program for undergraduates, NELC offers Ph.D. programs in a wide variety of fields of study in the Near or Middle East, including: History and Culture, Language and Literature (including Linguistics), Intellectual History, and Art and Archaeology. These programs are grouped under three main headings, Ancient (prehistory to the rise of Islam) Modern (Muhammad to the present), and Interdisciplinary. There are departmental counselors for each of these areas who guide the students through their programs of study. 

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Department Chair

Franklin Lewis

Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Rebecca Hasselbach-Andee

Director of Graduate Studies (Ancient Fields)

John Wee

Director of Graduate Studies (Modern Fields)

Tahera Qutbuddin

Departmental Office

Pick Hall 301

5828 S University Avenue