Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Doctor of Philosophy

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The program for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the department of Near Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures (NESA) at The Ohio State University has as its aim a concentration and breadth of study designed to foster productive and independent scholarship.

The program encompasses advanced course work, the writing of independent research papers at the seminar level, the successful completion of written candidacy examinations, an oral examination followed by admission to candidacy for the degree, original research, and ultimately the submission and defense of a dissertation that is a contribution to scholarly knowledge.

The curriculum for the PhD in NESA is designed to provide and maintain a context and atmosphere in which scholarship and creative activity can flourish. Read more about the NESA PhD program.