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Middle East and Islamic Studies

George Mason University

12 months
Duration
50860 USD/year
50860 USD/year
18892 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in Middle East and Islamic Studies from George Mason University introduces students to the major methodological and theoretical issues and debates in the study of the Islamic tradition and of Middle Eastern societies.

Overview

The Middle East and Islamic Studies program at George Mason University situates the study of the Middle East and Islam within a globalized world. 

The curriculum covers topics of recent scholarly significance including political Islam, the political economy of business-government networks, the relationship between "resource wars" and the "war on terrorism," new diasporas and transnational Muslim communities in the “West,” and the changed geopolitical environments of Muslim and Middle Eastern countries. 

Key Features 

  • The Middle East and Islamic Studies degree at George Mason University prepares students for a variety of post-graduate opportunities in academia, government, and an expanding job market for people with this expertise.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Islamic Texts and Contexts
  • Politics and Societies of the Middle East
  • Methods in Anthropology
  • Interdisciplinary Research Methods
  • The Scientific Method and Research Design
  • The Study and Writing of History
  • Methods and Logic of Social Inquiry

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center. 
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center from all universities attended.
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English, if applicable, and submitted for evaluation to the Mason Office of Admissions. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    50860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9446 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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