The interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Middle Eastern
Studies is designed for students who wish to acquire a broad background
in Middle Eastern history, cultures and politics. The program seeks to
prepare students for a variety of post-graduate opportunities in academia,
government and public service, teaching, non-governmental organizations,
museums and cultural institutions in the United States and abroad.
The M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies is a two-year, interdisciplinary program.
Students are required to take ten courses (30 credits). Beyond a general
introduction to the field in a year-long proseminar on the History, Cultures,
and Politics of the Middle East, students in the program may focus their
coursework and research in one of two areas. The first area covers the
domestic, regional, and international politics of the Middle East, political
Islam, and Muslim minorities in Europe and the United States. The second
area focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of the Middle East,
including the arts, literature, gender relations, etc.
A significant feature of the program is the extensive and diverse range of
resources available to graduate students throughout the program. 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.
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL or IELTS
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999