American University of Paris, The

School of Graduate Studies

Master of Arts in Middle East and Islamic Studies and International Affairs


6, rue du Colonel Combes

Paris, Ile-De-Fra 75007


Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Arts in Middle East and Islamic Studies and International Affairs

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Middle East & Islamic Studies and International Affairs is a dynamic initiative that allows students to benefit from the best of two disciplines — a solid grounding in international relations theory and practice, as well as different political and ideological perspectives from throughout the Middle East and the Islamic world. The program is taught over two years and includes a set of core courses from both disciplines and elective courses on specific countries and languages, conflict resolution and civil society development issues. The program builds on theoretical knowledge of politics and international affairs, while providing a range of regional specialization in the Middle East and other Islamic countries as well as the US and Europe. Graduates can expect to pursue careers in government, business, international organizations such as the United Nations or the NGO sector in a variety of locations, utilizing a wide range of skills that foster their ability to resolve conflict in challenging circumstances and to understand and improve complex social problems affecting people of various religious and cultural backgrounds. Educates well-grounded, well-versed, and well-informed international citizens capable of understanding, analyzing, and conveying their first hand knowledge of global interaction with the Middle East and Islamic countries around the world. Encourages multiple views and perspectives on the same subject, offered within a pluralistic and coherent multi-disciplinary approach. Trains students to achieve intellectual autonomy, to make informed decisions and to demonstrate imagination and openness to new experiences, as well as to have the flexibility to think across disciplines and transfer skills between areas of expertise.


The American University of Paris is a non-profit educational institution incorporated in the State of Delaware and licensed by the State Board of Education as a Delaware institution of higher education. The University confers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Master of Science degrees accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The institution is authorized to offer Bachelor's and Master's degrees through the State of Delaware.The American University of Paris is declared to the Rectorat de Paris as an établissement privé d'enseignement supérieur libre. The Rectorat de Paris has also acknowledged that the undergraduate majors and Masters programs taught at The American University of Paris are of higher education level (“les formations dispensées par l’établissement American University of Paris sont reconnues de niveau d’enseignement supérieur”), which allows our students to be registered in the French “student” social security system.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 62

In State Tuition (per year): 54250 EUR

Out State Tuition (per year): 54250 EUR

Classification: Unknown