The Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at Catholic University provides students with graduate level training in Ancient Near East and Christian Near East studies. Offering more different forms of Aramaic than any other program in North America, the department reflects Catholic University's historical commitment to integrate religious studies with the arts and sciences.
Master of ArtsA masters in ancient studies, primarily devoted to the languages of the Hebrew Bible and related literatures, includes work in Biblical Hebrew and in Aramaic.
Doctor of PhilosophyStudents continue work on biblical texts and add familiarity with other ancient languages. Occasionally students in the ancient program teach elementary biblical Hebrew.