24 months
54744 USD/year
54744 USD/year
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Our renowned Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) program from Georgetown University offers comprehensive interdisciplinary training in the politics, culture, history, economics, and language of the contemporary Arab Middle East and North Africa, as well as rigorous Arabic language training.


The Program

Students in the Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) program from Georgetown University design a program of study that allows them to develop expertise on the pressing issues relevant to the Middle East and North Africa today in one of five concentration areas: Politics, Culture and Society, Development, History, or Women and Gender.

In addition to their main concentration, students select options from the full range of courses in Middle East Studies offered at Georgetown. The MAAS program further cultivates an in-depth understanding of the region through the program’s intensive Arabic instruction, which allows our students to reach proficiency level. Students have the unique opportunity to deepen their language skills by opting to take courses taught entirely in Arabic.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Study of the Arab World
  • 20th c. Middle East History
  • Culture and Society of the Arab World
  • Development in the Arab World: Theories, Issues, and Institutions
  • Women and Gender in the Arab World
  • Economics of the Middle East

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences online application form
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Supplemental Essay
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score (International applicants only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    54744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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