Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Middle East Studies

44500 USD/year
44500 USD/year
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The Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Middle East Studies  is eligible forGraduate and Professional Students currently enrolled in an advanced degree at Yale University.


The Middle East Studies Certificate from Yale University, recognizes competency in the history, society, politics, and culture of the Middle East.


Its award acknowledges substantial preparation in Middle East Studies, both in the student’s major graduate or professional field, and also in terms of the disciplinary and geographical diversity required to demonstrate expertise in the region as a whole. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Council on Middle East Studies welcomes students to participate in its robust program of courses and extracurricular and research-related activities. 
  • As a federally recognized National Resource Center, the Council supports language study and research in the region with federal grants and other funds. 

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Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Language proficiency. At least two years of successful study at the college level (or the equivalent) in one of the four major modern languages of the Middle East: Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish.
  • Courses. A total of six courses in at least two disciplines on the Middle East and related issues. All courses must be completed with a passing grade. 
  • Interdisciplinary Research paper. A qualifying research paper that demonstrates field-specific research ability focused on the area of concentration. After having completed substantial coursework in the area of concentration, students must seek approval from the Council Faculty Advisor for the research project they propose as the qualifying paper. Normally, the student will submit their request no later than the fourth week of the term in which they plan to submit the qualifying paper.

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Living costs for New Haven

1380 - 2110 USD /month
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