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The Catholic University of America

Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures

Washington, DC

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The Catholic University of America

Overview

The Catholic University of America / Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Syriac
Master of Arts (MA) Ancient Near East (Biblical Hebrew/Aramaic)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Arabic
Master of Arts (MA) Christian Near East (Biblical Hebrew/Aramaic)
Master of Arts (MA) Coptic
Master of Arts (MA) Syriac
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Coptic
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ancient Near East (Biblical Hebrew/Aramaic)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15
Applied
13
Accepted
4
Enrolled
87%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, successful completion of MA field

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

33
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.06%
Unknown 15.15%

Gender

Male (78%)
Female (21%)

Faculty

5
Total faculty
Full-time - 3
Part-time - 2
Male (4)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Christian history and literature of the Near East, Biblical Hebrew, Arabic Christianity, Coptic, Syriac
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Dr. Andrew D. Gross
Chair
Email: grossa@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5083
Fax: 202-319-4735

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