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DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
Professor Ann Macy Roth
Master of Arts
The M.A. degree in ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian studies is awarded to students who have completed at least 32 points of graduate work (a minimum of 24 points in residence at New York University) in consultation with a major field adviser. With the approval of the director of graduate studies, students may take courses anywhere in the University that contribute to a cogent program in their fields and that fulfill degree requirements. Students most frequently take courses in the Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies, Department of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Classics, the Institute of Fine Arts and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctoral students must complete 72 points of course work if they enter without a master’s degree, and they are eligible to transfer a maximum of 40 points of credit if they enter with a master’s degree. With the approval of the director of graduate studies, students may take courses anywhere in the University that contribute to a cogent program in their fields and that fulfill degree requirements. Students must also pass written qualifying subject area examinations in major and minor fields and an evidence-based exam in the major field. At present, these major fields may include Assyriology, ancient Syria-Palestine, ancient Egypt, and ancient Near Eastern archaeology. Minor fields may overlap with these major fields and also may include Near Eastern late antiquity, covering the Hellenistic and Roman periods.