Sanskrit

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Bard College

Levels: Elementary (1st year)

Frequency: 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Classical Studies Program

URL: http://classicalstudies.bard.edu/

Tuition/Fees: http://www.bard.edu/studentaccounts/fees/

Additional Info: N/A

Barnard College

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Cultures – South Asia Track

URL: https://amec.barnard.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://barnard.edu/bursar/tuition-and-fees

Additional Info: Courses taught on Columbia University campus, but available to Barnard College students.

Brown University

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced

Frequency: Yearly: Every Fall a first-semester (beginning of Elementary sequence) and third-semester (beginning of Intermediate sequence) is offered, with follow-up courses in the spring. One advanced course is offered every semester from a range of at least 6 different advanced courses examining a variety of genres.

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Classics

URL: https://www.brown.edu/academics/classics/

Tuition/Fees: https://www.brown.edu/admission/undergraduate/apply/tuition-fees-and-financial-aid-filing-deadlines

Additional Info: Regular courses available at all three levels. Elementary (1st-year) Sanskrit offered in two parts (Fall and Spring semesters, respectively) every year, beginning in the Fall. Intermediate Sanskrit (2nd-year) offered as a one semester course each Fall semester. One of a rotating variety of six Advanced Sanskrit (4th semester and beyond) courses offered each Fall and Spring semester. Courses on Sanskrit literature in translation are also available on at least a once-yearly basis. Independent study opportunities are generally available upon request.

California Institute of Integral Studies

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: PhD in Philosophy and Religion Program

URL: https://www.ciis.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://www.ciis.edu/admissions-and-financial-aid/2017-18-tuition-and-fees

Additional Info: N/A

California State University - Fullerton

Levels: Elementary (1st year)

Frequency: 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics

URL: http://english.fullerton.edu/

Tuition/Fees: http://sfs.fullerton.edu/feeinformation/Fall2017ALL.php

Additional Info: N/A

Cleveland State University

Levels: 

Frequency: Occasionally 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Linguistics Program

URL: https://www.csuohio.edu/majors/linguistics

Tuition/Fees: https://www.csuohio.edu/treasury-services/tuition-and-fees

Additional Info: N/A

Colorado College

Levels: Elementary (1st year)

Frequency: 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Asian Studies Program

URL: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/asianstudies/about/

Tuition/Fees: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/tuition/

Additional Info: N/A

Columbia University

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/sanskrit/

Tuition/Fees: http://sfs.columbia.edu/tuition

Additional Info: N/A

Cornell University

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Asian Studies

URL: http://asianstudies.cornell.edu/

Tuition/Fees: http://finaid.cornell.edu/cost-attend

Additional Info: N/A

Duke University

Levels: 

Frequency: 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

URL: https://asianmideast.duke.edu/

Tuition/Fees: http://admissions.duke.edu/application/aid

Additional Info: N/A

Emory University

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies

URL: http://mesas.emory.edu/home/

Tuition/Fees: http://apply.emory.edu/apply/tuition.php

Additional Info: N/A

Florida State University

Levels: Intermediate (2nd year), Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Independent study/offered by request

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Religion

URL: http://religion.fsu.edu/index.html

Tuition/Fees: http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/afford/

Additional Info: Independent study and readings courses available. 

Georgetown University

Levels: Elementary (1st year)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Linguistics

URL: https://linguistics.georgetown.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://studentaccounts.georgetown.edu/tuition

Additional Info: N/A

Harvard University

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Fall and spring semester & summer school/Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard Summer School

URL: https://sas.fas.harvard.edu/

            https://www.summer.harvard.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://college.harvard.edu/financial-aid/how-aid-works/cost-attendance

                              https://www.summer.harvard.edu/adult-college-students/tuition-fees-payment

Additional Info: Academic year offers Sanskrit courses at elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Intensive summer school only offers course at elementary level. 

Indiana University

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Dhar India Studies Program

URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~isp/

Tuition/Fees: https://admissions.indiana.edu/cost-financial-aid/tuition-fees.html

Additional Info: N/A

Kenyon College

Levels: 

Frequency: Independent study/offered by request

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Classics

URL: http://www.kenyon.edu/academics/departments-programs/classics/

Tuition/Fees: http://www.kenyon.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/

Additional Info: N/A

Loyola Marymount University

Levels: Elementary (1st year)

Frequency: 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Yoga Studies Program

URL: http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/yoga/

Tuition/Fees: http://financialaid.lmu.edu/generalinformation/costofattendance/

Additional Info: N/A

Maharishi University of Management

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Maharishi Vedic Science

URL: https://www.mum.edu/academic-departments/maharishi-vedic-science

Tuition/Fees: https://www.mum.edu/tuition 

Additional Info: N/A

Naropa University

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Religious Studies

URL: http://catalog.naropa.edu/current/programs/undergraduate/majors/religious-studies/index.php

Tuition/Fees: http://www.naropa.edu/admissions/affording/graduate-costs-aid/index.php

Additional Info: See catalogue for more course information. 

New York State University - Stony Brook

Levels: Elementary (1st year)

Frequency: Dependent on fund availability

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

URL: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/asianamerican/

Tuition/Fees: http://www.stonybrook.edu/undergraduate-admissions/cost-and-financial-aid/ 

Additional Info: N/A

New York University

Levels: 

Frequency: 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Religious Studies Program

URL: http://as.nyu.edu/religiousstudies.html

Tuition/Fees: https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/bills-payments-and-refunds/tuition-and-fee-rates.html 

Additional Info: N/A

Ohio State University

Levels: Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Linguistics

URL: https://linguistics.osu.edu/

Tuition/Fees: http://undergrad.osu.edu/cost-and-aid/basic-costs

Additional Info: N/A

Princeton University

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year)

Frequency: Yearly 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: South Asian Studies Program

URL: http://piirs.princeton.edu/sas

Tuition/Fees: https://admission.princeton.edu/cost-aid/fees-payment-options

Additional Info: N/A

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures

URL: http://www.amesall.rutgers.edu/languages

Tuition/Fees: https://financialaid.rutgers.edu/cost-of-attendance/rutgers/

Additional Info: N/A

Stanford University

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Special Language Program

URL: https://slp.stanford.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://registrar.stanford.edu/students/tuition-and-fees

Additional Info: N/A

St. John's College - Santa Fe

Levels: 

Frequency: 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Graduate Institute – Master of Arts in Eastern Classics

URL: https://www.sjc.edu/academic-programs/graduate/masters-eastern-classics

Tuition/Fees: https://www.sjc.edu/admissions-and-aid/financial-aid/tuition-and-fees

Additional Info: N/A

University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Levels: 

Frequency: 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Critical Languages Center

URL: https://clc.ua.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://financialaid.ua.edu/cost/

Additional Info: N/A

University of California - Berkeley

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Fall and spring semester/Yearly 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

URL: http://sseas.berkeley.edu/

Tuition/Fees: http://admissions.berkeley.edu/tuition

Additional Info: Regular language courses at elementary and intermediate levels, as well as advanced literature/readings course. 

University of California - Los Angeles

Levels: Elementary (1st year) and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

URL: http://www.alc.ucla.edu/

Tuition/Fees: http://www.admission.ucla.edu/Prospect/budget.htm

Additional Info: N/A

University of California - Santa Barbara

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Religious Studies Department

URL: http://www.religion.ucsb.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/cost-of-attendance

Additional Info: Elementary and intermediate courses available. Several advanced Sanskrit literature courses available as well. 

University of Central Oklahoma

Levels: 

Frequency: Available on demand

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Modern Languages

URL: http://sites.uco.edu/la/modern-languages/index.asp

Tuition/Fees: https://www.uco.edu/admissions-aid/enrollment-services/

Additional Info: N/A

University of Chicago

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: South Asian Languages and Civilizations

URL: http://salc.uchicago.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://financialaid.uchicago.edu/current-students/costs

Additional Info: N/A

University of Colorado Boulder

Levels: Introductory 1-2, Intermediate 1-2

Frequency:Every Semester or depending on student need

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Religious Studies

URL: https://catalog.colorado.edu/courses-a-z/snsk/

Tuition/Fees: Regular campus tuition for credit-bearing programs

Additional Info: Non-CU students can take it through the Continuing Education ACCESS program.

University of Georgia

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Linguistics

URL: http://linguistics.uga.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/tuition-fees

Additional Info: N/A

University of Hawaii - Manoa

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Fall and spring semester/Yearly 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures

URL: http://ipll.manoa.hawaii.edu/

Tuition/Fees: http://www.catalog.hawaii.edu/tuitionfees/regtuition.htm

Additional Info: N/A

University of Iowa

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Sanskrit not be offered after the 2019-20 academic year.

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures

URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/dwllc/asll

Tuition/Fees: https://admissions.uiowa.edu/finances/estimated-costs-attendance

Additional Info: N/A

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Classics

URL: http://www.umass.edu/classics/

Tuition/Fees:

Additional Info: N/A

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Asian Languages and Cultures – South Asian Language Program

URL: https://lsa.umich.edu/asian/language-and-academic-programs/south-asian-programs.html

Tuition/Fees: http://ro.umich.edu/tuition/

Additional Info: N/A

University of Missouri - Columbia

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: South Asian Studies Program

URL: http://southasia.missouri.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://admissions.missouri.edu/costs/

Additional Info: N/A

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Levels: Elementary (1st year)

Frequency:

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Classics and Religious Studies

URL: https://www.unl.edu/classics/

Tuition/Fees: https://admissions.unl.edu/cost/

Additional Info: Only offered as intro to ancient languages class, which includes some study of Sanskrit. 

University of New Mexico

Levels: Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: 

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Religious Studies Program

URL: https://religious-studies.unm.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://admissions.unm.edu/costs-financial-aid/index.html

Additional Info: Only offers advanced Sanskrit reading course. 

University of Pennsylvania

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Fall and spring semester/Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: South Asia Studies Department

URL: https://www.southasia.upenn.edu

Tuition/Fees: http://www.sfs.upenn.edu/paying/cost-of-attendance.htm 

Additional Info: N/A

University of Pittsburgh

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Classics

URL: http://www.classics.pitt.edu/

Tuition/Fees: http://ir.pitt.edu/undergraduate-tuition/

Additional Info: N/A

University of Rochester

Levels: Intermediate (2nd year)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Religion and Classics

URL: https://www.sas.rochester.edu/rel/

Tuition/Fees: https://www.rochester.edu/adminfinance/bursar/charges.htm

Additional Info: Intermediate Sanskrit readings course. Additionally, independent study options are available. 

University of South Florida

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Directed study/offered by request

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Religious Studies

URL: http://religious-studies.usf.edu/

Tuition/Fees: http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/afford/

Additional Info: N/A

University of Texas - Austin

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Asian Studies

URL: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/asianstudies/index.php

Tuition/Fees: https://tuition.utexas.edu/

Additional Info: N/A

University of Virginia

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures

URL: http://mesalc.virginia.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://sfs.virginia.edu/cost/17-18

Additional Info: N/A

University of Washington

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Fall, winter, and spring quarter/Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Department of Asian Languages and Literature

URL: https://asian.washington.edu/fields/sanskrit

Tuition/Fees: https://www.washington.edu/financialaid/getting-started/student-budgets/

Additional Info: N/A

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year)

Frequency: Summer institute/Yearly

Distance/Online: Yes, available upon request and enrollment

Department/Program: South Asia Summer Language Institute

URL: http://sasli.wisc.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://sasli.wisc.edu/tuition-and-fees/

Additional Info: Intensive summer institute. 

Vanderbilt University

Levels: First-year in the catalogue, Intermediate courses expected to be offered in fall 2020

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: Asian Studies

URL: 

Tuition/Fees: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/financialaid/

Additional Info: Sanskrit is a new offering beginning in the fall of 2019. Will offer second year by the fall of 2020. Independent studies are available at higher levels and for graduate student work.

Yale University

Levels: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), and Advanced (3rd year and beyond)

Frequency: Yearly

Distance/Online: No

Department/Program: South Asian Studies Council

URL: http://southasia.macmillan.yale.edu/

Tuition/Fees: https://finaid.yale.edu/costs-affordability/costs

Additional Info: N/A