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Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

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Madison WI 53706
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These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.
These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.
These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.
These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.
Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed below for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.
Face‑to‑face
Evening/weekend
Online
Hybrid
Accelerated
Additional assistantship
and/or
enrollment policy
Admitting Degree(s):
M.A.
Ph.D.
Named Option(s):
Classics (M.A./Ph.D.)
Hebrew Bible (M.A./Ph.D.)

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ABOUT THE CLASSICAL AND ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN STUDIES PROGRAM

The graduate program in Classical and Ancient Eastern Studies offers broad experience with the languages, literature, culture, and archaeology of the ancient world. Major areas of research and teaching include Homer, Archaic poetry, tragedy, Greco-Roman biography and historiography, Hellenistic poetry, Roman philosophy, Augustan poetry, social history, Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitics, Near Eastern religion, geography, archaeology, Aramaic epigraphy, cognitive linguistics, and ancient literacy.

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GRADUATE GUIDE

Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.

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PROGRAM PROFILE

Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.

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ADDITIONAL POLICY

All applications received by Jan. 5 are eligible for fellowship, scholarship, and graduate assistantship opportunities. For applications received after the deadline, applicants will not be eligible for a University Fellowships or Scholarships, although you may be eligible for department funds such as Teaching Assistantships, Project Assistantships, Research Assistantships, or department Fellowship.

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