Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Earn a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

The Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at HLS will allow you to work with renowned IU faculty and prepare you to go on to an academic career at the university or college level.

Our graduates develop a strong language foundation and expertise in this ever-critical region of the world.

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Design your program of study

The Ph.D. program consists of 90 credit hours of coursework from the Department of Near Eastern Languages of Cultures, as well as approved related departments. Additionally, you will select a minor in an outside department or program to complement your research interests.

Language study

Developing language expertise is a core part of the Ph.D. program. Three non-English languages are required—a major NELC language (normally Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish), a minor NELC language, and a European research language (such as French, German, or Spanish).

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