Advice for admissions into PhD Programs
I need advice. I am interested in applying to PhD programs in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization (emphasis Ottoman Turkish Studies and Ottoman History), but I need to know what will make me a competitive applicant. I have an undergraduate GPA of 3.82. I obtain a BA in Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic and obtained advanced proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking. I had the opportunity to learn the Jordanian dialect, as well. At this time I am reviewing to maintain my proficiency. Also, I am teaching myself Latin for my own benefit. I know that there are European Languages requirements for PhD programs, but will I be considered without them?
I am looking into various programs, but the University of Chicago is where I desire to go. Any wisdom that can be imparted on my behalf is appreciated.