New York University

Graduate School of Arts and Science

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A., M.Phil.-Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies;, Ph.D.-Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies; Ph.D. (joint program)-Middle Eastern Studies and History

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate programs of the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies provide training in fields relating to the history, cultures, languages, literatures, and religions of the Middle East, including ancient Egyptian civilization but focusing mainly on the period from the rise of Islam to the present. Members of the department are drawn from different disciplines (including anthropology, history, Islamic studies, language instruction, literature, and the study of religion) and are committed to providing students with a solid disciplinary grounding; at the same time, the department fosters interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to the study of the Middle East.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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