Graduate Language Policy
For the M.A.
All candidates are required to demonstrate language proficiency, normally in biblical or modern Hebrew or Arabic. The language requirement for Hebrew or Arabic may be fulfilled in one of two ways:
- By enrolling in and receiving a grade of B- or higher in a 40-level or higher Hebrew or Arabic course, or by passing a classical Hebrew text course, or modern Hebrew literature course taught in Hebrew;
- By passing a language examination offered by the advisor or by the Hebrew or Arabic faculty.
M.A. students may take Hebrew courses lower than 100 for credit toward the 14 courses required for their degree, although these courses cannot be counted among the eight disciplinary courses that must be taken with NEJS faculty.