Graduate Program Overview

NELC has three main fields, each comprising several subfields.  

Ancient Near Eastern Studies

whose sub-fields include

a. Akkadian and Sumerian Studies
b. Archaeology of the Levant
c. Hebrew Bible/Old Testament *
d. Iranian Studies *
e. Egyptology
* Please inquire


Jewish History and Culture

whose sub-fields include

a. The Hebrew Bible in Its Jewish Interpretive Context
b. Jewish History and Culture of Antiquity
c. Medieval Jewish History and Culture
d. Modern Jewish History and Culture
e. Modern Jewish Literatures


Histories and Cultures of Muslim Societies

whose sub-fields include

a. Arabic language and literature

b. Islam in South Asia

c. Islamic Philosophy and Theology

d. Modern Middle East Studies

e. Persian language and literature

f.  Quranic studies