The Master of Arts curriculum includes a range of courses covering the history, politics, economics, international relations, and cultures of the societies and nations of the Middle East. In consultation with the program director, each student will develop a program of study that combines a broad overview of the region through a set of core courses, along with a more specialized field based on the student's specific academic and career interests. In addition, completion of the M.A. in Middle East Studies requires demonstrated oral and reading proficiency in a language of the Middle East region.
The MA. program in Middle East Studies offered by George Washington University is supported by the Elliott School’s Institute for Middle East Studies.
What You'll Study
Our program is highly interdisciplinary with courses in anthropology, history, politics, religion, geography, as well as Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian to ensure that our students develop a well-rounded understanding of the region and can function in a multilingual globalized work environment. In consultation with the program director, each student will develop a program of study that includes a professional specialization based on the student's specific academic and career interests.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Cornerstone symposium
- Comparative Politics of the Middle East/Governments and Politics of the Middle East
- International Relations of the Middle East
- Political Economy of the Middle East
- Religion and Society in the Modern Middle East
- Special Topics: History of Modern Middle East
- Issues in Middle East Anthropology
- Geographical Perspectives on the Middle East
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Two (2) letters are required. Applicants should submit one (1) academic letter from a professor and one (1) professional reference.
- Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission and choose to enroll.
- Statement of purpose
- A resumé or curriculum vitae is required.
International39900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1995 USD per credit during 24 months.
National39900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1995 USD per credit during 24 months.
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