UCLA Graduate Schools, Departments, & Institutes

Graduate programs at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) organized by school, department, division, and institute.

Near Eastern Languages & Cultures Department

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) at UCLA is one of the finest all around NELC departments in the United States and is growing. We offer Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (including Arabic and Islamics, Armenian, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Iranian, Turkish) and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations (including Assyriology and Sumerology, Biblical Studies, Egyptology, Near Eastern Archaeology).

We have an outstanding faculty that is collectively dedicated to offering high quality graduate education, ground-breaking research and professional service.


Master’s Degree
Master’s Degree (on path to Doctorate)