The Program in Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Studies grants MA and PhD degrees as preparation for careers in research, teaching, and museum work in the areas of Egypt, Mesopotamia, or the northern Levant. Faculty members are drawn from several departments and institutes of the university and approach the region from a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives.

Students in the program will concentrate on the ancient Near East or Egypt, but the study of neighboring ancient cultures and comparative work is strongly encouraged, facilitated by NYU's impressive faculty in Classics and Biblical Studies. The small size of the program means that students will receive individual guidance and that their programs will be tailored specifically to their needs and interests. However, the tremendous resources of the larger university, and the city of New York, will be available to them.

Applications for Fall 2014 are due no later than January 4, 2014. Note that the program will only be accepting MA applications for Fall 2014; no fellowships for the doctoral program have been allocated for this admissions cycle, and therefore no applications for the PhD program can be accepted.