12 months
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1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
543 USD/credit 16290 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.

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Overview

The Master of Arts in Middle East and Islamic Studies from 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:

  • Critical Issues and Debates in Middle East and Islamic Studies   
  • Approaches to Middle East and Islamic History   
  • Islamic Texts and Contexts   
  • Politics and Societies of the Middle East
  • Methods in Anthropology   
  • Interdisciplinary Research Methods   
  • The Scientific Method and Research Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The goals statement should be between 750-1000 words and should include career goals and the role of graduate study in Middle East and Islamic studies.
  • An analytical writing sample (uploaded online; max 2000 words) is optional but recommended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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