Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

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Registration is open for:

Program Length: 10 months

Language of Instruction: English

Tuition: $15,000

Admission Requirements: BA average of 80 or higher from an accredited institution

Application Deadline:

July 31, 2020

In case of restrictions connected to the COVID-19 situation, please note that the program has put in place an alternative of long distance learning. If physical presence is not possible, you will be able to participate in your courses remotely and once permitted, resume them in person without this affecting your ability to complete the program.




For a career in journalism, diplomacy, government, think tank research, advocacy/activism, and academia pertaining to the Middle East, then enroll for an unparalleled opportunity to understand the political, social, and economic dimensions of the region from within.


The International M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies (MAMES) offers a well-rounded and thorough curriculum, including seminars and intensive language studies. You’ll complete a combination of core seminars and elective seminars. Elective seminars cover a broad range of topics affecting countries from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, from social and economic history to media, contemporary gender issues, and the Arab Spring. 


Program Highlights

  • Enrich your studies with optional Hebrew and Arabic courses. 

  • Extracurricular activities with bi-monthly film and lecture series, study trips within Israel, and internship opportunities in the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, the program's affiliate research center. 

  • New study track for 2020, "Israel & the Middle East," built in collaboration with the INSS; the leading Middle East think tank.

  • Thesis option


Career Opportunities

MAMES graduates have gone on to work in the US Department of State, the European Commission, the US Peace Corps, in security consulting agencies and in NPO/NGO management.


​Several of our students have been accepted to PhD programs at top universities, while others write for major news outlets including Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya, Bloomberg, and the Jerusalem Post.


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