Boston College

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Middle Eastern Studies


140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

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:


Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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