The largest and most comprehensive doctoral programs of its kind in the Americas.

Services Provided

In addition to providing major and minor undergraduate education and graduate student education and research support, the program hosts several public lecture series, most notably the Bilingual Lecture Series.

Who We Serve

Undergraduate and graduate student education, early career scholar development, and faculty teaching and research while providing resources for the interested general public.

Mission and Goals

Among its distinctive strengths, the Program of Iranian Studies focuses on Old and Middle Iranian philology, ancient Iranian history and religions, archaeology, as well as the study of classical and modern Persian literature.

Partnership Inquiries

Marissa A. Stevens, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World
(310) 206-6042

Campus Affiliation

College of Letters and Science
378 Kaplan Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095