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Near Eastern Studies - Arabic Studies

University of Michigan

24 months
50646 USD/year
50646 USD/year
25230 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With more than twenty-five faculty members specializing in everything from ancient Mesopotamia to the modern Middle East, the department of Near Eastern Studies - Arabic Studies at the University of Michigan offers an especially deep training to students as they aim to become researchers, teachers, and policy makers.

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Our Near Eastern Studies - Arabic Studies program offered at the University of Michigan  develops students’ historiograpical and analytical skills, as well as their proficiency in relevant languages, whether ancient or modern. 

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many connections between Near Eastern Studies and other departments on campus, and thus to shape a program that is specifically matched to their research interests.

Students in this program choose between two subplans:

  • Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language: This track provides training in applied linguistics and foreign language teaching methodology with special emphasis on learning and teaching Arabic as a foreign language.
  • Arabic for Professional Purposes: This track is specifically designed to accommodate the needs and demands of students, members of the business community and government personnel who want to study Arabic for professional employment in government, business or public policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Israel/Hebrew Bible
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Hebrew
  • Iranian Studies
  • Islamic 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

Applicants should have a B.A. in Arabic, Education, English, Linguistics, or related disciplines. 

  • All applicants must submit a completed application from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies
  • official transcripts of all previous academic records
  •  three letters of recommendation (preferably from faculty familiar with their most recent work)
  • a statement of purpose
  • CV 
  • personal statement and writing sample

The Arabic Proficiency Test of the American Association of Arabic for non-native speakers of Arabic 

Tuition Fee

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    50646 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    50646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    25230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25230 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ann Arbor

1025 - 1870 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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