We offer one of the top programs in the United States for Persian language study and Iranian studies.
Persian Language Study
Undergraduates interested in lanuage proficiency can take courses in elementary, intermediate and advanced Persian.
Students in the M.A. program can focus on Persian with concentrations such as language and literature; history, culture & politics, and linguistics. We offer third and fourth year language courses in Persian at the graduate level.
Ph.D. students can choose tracks such as 1) critical studies in modern Middle Eastern culture and society; 2) linguistics of Persian language; and 3) literatures among others.
The Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Persian and Iranian Studies also offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees focusing on 1) Modern or Classical Persian Literature and Culture or 2) Iranian (or other Persian speaking societies') history, religion, social organization, and politics.
See the list of Persian language and content courses. Students wishing information on Persian language may contact Professor Narges Nematollahi. More information on language proficiency may be found on the MENAS language page.
Persian & Iranian Studies Funding
Funding for graduate students in Persian and Iranian Studies:
- Roshan Graduate Fellowship for Persian and Iranian Studies
- Taleghani Graduate Fellowship in Iranian Studies