What will I learn?

Areas of Study

The program offers the M.A. degree in Indo-European Studies, with specialization in one language area, which will normally be Greek, Latin-Italic, Indo-Iranian, or Anatolian.

Course Requirements

Nine graduate or upper division courses (36 units) are required, including the core sequence IES 205, 210, and 215; one additional 200-level IES seminar; the 2-unit Proseminar IES 200; and at least two units of a 500-level independent study. The remaining 16 units may be selected from offerings in IES and related departments (such as Classics, Asian Languages and Cultures, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and Linguistics); the coursework plan must be approved by the Graduate Adviser, and will normally include at least three courses in the language area of specialization. All courses applied toward the degree must be taken for a letter grade, with the exception of 500-series courses.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (36 units)

Tuition fees
US$32,374.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected January 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


College of Letters and Science

2300 Murphy Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 570 in paper based TOEFL.

For international students

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree with a major in an Indo-European language field (for example, German, Slavic, Celtic, Romance languages, Latin, Greek), linguistics (with concentration in historical and comparative linguistics), anthropology, or archaeology.

IELTS Academic overall band score should be at least 7.0 is the minimum required.

TOEFL score on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.