24 months
35064 USD/year
35064 USD/year
20175 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to know more about what’s happening in the Middle East? Are you thinking about a career that requires expertise on the modern Middle East? Do you want to make a difference in the world? Then consider the Master’s of Arts in Middle East Studies at the University of Washington.


Key facts

Why to study the Middle East Studies programme at the University of Washington

  • Our M.A. program requirements are flexible and administered by a supportive faculty/staff team who want to see you succeed.
  • 95% of our M.A. students finish in two years.
  • Most of our classes are small, seminar-style.
  • Our more than fifty affiliated faculty include experts in a very wide range of disciplines with extensive field experience.
  • We offer US Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) through the UW Middle East Center.
  • We offer outstanding, proficiency-based language instruction in modern Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.
  • We make it easy for students to simultaneously pursue degrees in other professional programs such as Public Affairs and Law.
  • We offer superb student career counseling and placement services, paired with faculty mentoring and guidance.
  • And, face it: Seattle is a cool place to be.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Judaism 
  • Islamic Civilization
  • History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold the minimum equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution2 or a Bologna bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits.
  • All students confirming enrollment must provide an official (sealed) transcript and degree statement (with date of award & title of degree awarded) for verification to Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS). 
  • Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35064 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35064 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    20175 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20175 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 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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