Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, admissions to the doctoral program in Egyptology & Assyriology for the 2021-22 school year have been suspended. We look forward to using this time to focus on supporting our current students through this difficult time.
The department offers instruction in the core ancient languages that are essential for research in our fields: Akkadian (Babylonian and Assyrian, all stages), Egyptian (all stages), Hittite, and Sumerian. Instruction in Arabic, Aramaic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Sanskrit, Syriac, and Ugaritic is also available at Brown. In addition to training in philology and critical research methods, our students also become conversant in the archaeological sequence, art and architecture, and repertoires of material culture found across the ancient Near East.