Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, M.A. | Columbia University | Manhattan, United States
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Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

12 months
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64726 USD/year
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About

As early as 1780, Columbia faculty were teaching what were then called Oriental languages. The idea of the Orient has changed and been deconstructed by Columbia’s own faculty, but Columbia’s eminence has never wavered. We offer a master degree in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. 

Overview

The department offers courses in three major cultural areas: African Studies, Arab Studies, and South Asian Studies, as well as in Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, and Islamic Studies. A student in the Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies program from Columbia University may specialize in a variety of subfields decided in conjunction with his or her advisor and the academic affairs committee of the department.

Key Features 

  • Our faculty of distinguished scholars and outstanding teachers represent some of the most innovative and influential figures in their fields. 
  • Our approach to learning stresses a knowledge of languages and intellectual traditions, but the subjects we explore cover a range of fields from literature and the history of ideas to contemporary history and politics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Asian Humanities
  • Asian Civilizations-Middle East
  • Comparative Literature-Middle East
  • History-Middle East
  • Anthropology of Middle East

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • transcripts of all previous post-secondary education 
  • a statement of academic purpose
  • a curriculum vitae or résumé
  • three letters of recommendation from academic sources 
  • GRE scores and, if applicable, results of the TOEFL or IELTS examination to fulfill the English Proficiency Requirement
  • a sample of scholarly writing, if required by the department or program
  • payment of the application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    64726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32363 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    64726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32363 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
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