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Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies

Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies

  • QS World University Rankings
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
  • Start date Jan-2000

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The Center administers interdisciplinary Master?s degree programs featuring a core language and area studies curriculum supplemented by coursework from across the University?s divisions and professional schools. The two-year program plan enables students to benefit from the University?s singularly intensive approach to language pedagogy. With extensive financial aid offerings (over 90% of second year students receive full tuition scholarship awards), the Master?s program in Middle Eastern Studies offers affordability in addition to rigor. The Master?s program offers maximum flexibility for students to specialize in fields of their choice, as evidenced by the range of MA thesis topics. Students work closely with faculty in a wide range of fields, including anthropology, political science, Islamic studies, literature, public policy, economics and business, history, theology, and philosophy. MA program alumni are successful in many professional fields and in gaining admission to top doctoral programs. The educational aims of the Center are to assist students in acquiring: 1) firm grounding in an academic discipline or professional field; and 2) specialist knowledge of the languages and civilizations of the Middle East. The Center, an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary unit, achieves these objectives by helping to plan degree programs for students who intend to use their knowledge of the Middle East in careers in university teaching and research; governmental and non-governmental organizations; business; journalism; and other personal or professional pursuits. Since CMES faculty members have their primary teaching appointments in the social sciences and humanities departments or in the professional schools, the work of the Center is closely linked with the programs of other degree-granting bodies of the University. The Center also brings to the University visiting scholars whose work strengthens and complements that of the regular faculty.