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For further information about the graduate program, contact the graduate program advisor:
NEJS Department, MS 054
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
For help on general questions (e.g., housing, scholarships and the like), see the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences FAQ.
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Why Earn a Ph.D. in NEJS?
A Ph.D. degree affords you a unique opportunity to master a field of knowledge as well as make an original contribution to that field. Attaining the doctoral degree signifies the acquisition of scholarly expertise in an area of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and acknowledges your training and credentials as a full participant in the world of research and scholarship.
The Ph.D. is the requirement for any permanent academic position in higher education. The NEJS department trains scholars for academic positions in the three distinct areas of Jewish studies, Bible and ancient Near East, and Arabic and Islamic Civilization.
The doctoral degree enhances your qualifications for nonacademic careers (and higher salaries) in public and private organizations.
The emphasis on teaching, research, writing and public speaking will give you skills that are critical for every career path. Writing the doctoral dissertation hones students research and writing skills in a manner that future employers respect.