24 months
780 USD/credit 11700 USD/year
780 USD/credit 11700 USD/year
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Migration Studies from Lebanese American University (LAU) offers you an interdisciplinary graduate degree in migration studies with a focus on, and a presence in, the Middle East.


Migration Studies from Lebanese American University (LAU) includes topics such as emigration, immigration, transit migration, labor migration, return migration, replacement migration, regular and undocumented migration, family reunion, transnational and diaspora relations, among others.


Upon graduation, you can seek a career with government agencies dealing with migrants and refugees, integration, labor and employment, etc.; international organizations such as the International Organization for Migration, International Labor office, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Fund for Population, United Nations Development Fund for Women, among others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics and Migration 
  • Topics in International Law
  • Migration, Exile and Literature
  • Globalization equiv
  • Citizenship, Transnationalism and Diaspora
  • Migration and Development
  • Cities and Migration
  • Topics in Migration Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One recent passport-size photo.
  • English Proficiency
  • A photocopy of your identity card or passport 
  • A clear photocopy of your Family Civil Status record (For Lebanese and Arab nationals)
  • Certified copies of educational or professional certificates or diplomas.
  • Official updated university transcripts from all universities you attended.
  • Equivalency of your bachelor’s degree from the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education  
  • Recommendations from two professors who are familiar with your academic performance. 
  • The W-9S form if you are a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Green Card holder, with proof of your social security number.  

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 780 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 780 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Beirut

750 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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