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University of Chicago

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Chicago, IL

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Overview

University of Chicago / Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 16

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

136
Applied
15
Accepted
12
Enrolled
11%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 15-20 page writing sample, statement of purpose, 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts for all previous degrees and institutions attended

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 104
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

103
Total Graduate Students
23%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.88%
Black or African American 0.97%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.91%
Unknown 7.77%

Gender

Male (64%)
Female (35%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Archaeology and history of the ancient near East, Middle Eastern history and civilization, Semitic language and literature, Middle Eastern languages and literatures
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 5828 South University Avenue
Room 301
Chicago, IL  60637
United States
Contact Dr. Frank Lewis
Chair
Email: ne-lc@uchicago.edu
Phone: 773-702-4504

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