12 months
1812 USD/credit 54360 USD/year
1812 USD/credit 54360 USD/year
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The interdisciplinary Master of Arts program in Middle Eastern Studies at Boston College is designed for students who wish to acquire a broad background in Middle Eastern history, cultures and politics.


Students in the Middle Eastern Studies program at Boston College may focus their coursework and research in one of the following two areas of concentration: Politics and international relations of the Middle East and Religion, culture and society in the Middle East.


Students have considerable flexibility in designing their programs of study and have access to the resources of the fine arts, music, history, political science, theology and other departments of the University, as well as to the rich intellectual resources of the Boston area.

The program seeks to prepare students for a variety of post-graduate opportunities in academia, government and public service, non-governmental organizations, museums and cultural institutions in the United States and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics of Modern Middle Eastern Art
  • Great Cities of Islam: Istanbul
  • Cinema of the Greater Middle East
  • Geographies of Imperialism: History of Colonization
  • The Arabian Nights from Bagdad
  • Africa, Islam, & Europe
  • Women and Gender in Islam

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • application form
  • application fee: $75
  • university/college transcripts are required from all post-secondary education institutions attended
  • GRE General Test (optional)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1812 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    54360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1812 USD per credit during 12 months.


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