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Harvard University

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Cambridge, MA


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Harvard University / Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Persian
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Jewish history and literature
Master of Arts (AM) Syro-Palestinian archaeology
Master of Arts (AM) Turkish
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Akkadian and Sumerian
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Arabic
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Armenian
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Hebrew
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biblical history
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Semitic philology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Indo-Muslim culture
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Iranian
Master of Arts (AM) Akkadian and Sumerian
Master of Arts (AM) Arabic
Master of Arts (AM) Armenian
Master of Arts (AM) Hebrew
Master of Arts (AM) Biblical history
Master of Arts (AM) Semitic philology
Master of Arts (AM) Indo-Muslim culture
Master of Arts (AM) Iranian
Master of Arts (AM) Persian
Master of Arts (AM) Jewish history and literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Syro-Palestinian archaeology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Turkish

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
General exams


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 30th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Proficiency in a Near Eastern language

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 30
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Location & Contact

Address Cambridge, MA  02138
United States
Contact Linda Mishkin
Phone: 617-495-1000