Institute for Middle East Studies

Master's Program

The Master of Arts in Middle East Studies program combines a rigorous academic foundation in the study of the Middle East with a strong professional orientation. Bridging the theory and practice of international affairs, the program will prepare students for careers in government, the private sector, and international and nongovernmental organizations.

The curriculum includes a range of courses covering the history, politics, economics, international relations and cultures of the societies and nations of the Middle East. In consultation with the program director, each student will develop a program of study that combines a broad overview of the region through a set of core courses, along with a more specialized field based on the student's specific academic and career interests. In addition, completion of the M.A. in Middle East Studies requires demonstrated advanced oral and reading proficiency in a language of the Middle East region (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian or Turkish).
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The Elliott School also offers graduate students who are enrolled in the Master of Arts in International Affairs program a concentration option in the Middle East region.
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Contact Information

Graduate Admissions:
Elliott School Graduate Admissions
Phone: 202-994-7050
Email: esiagrad@gwu.edu.

M.A. in Middle East Studies program:
Kate Getz, Middle East Studies Program Assistant
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 512
Phone: 202-994-5582
E-mail: mesp@gwu.edu

M.A. in International Affairs program:
Michelle Zhang, International Affairs Program Assistant
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 502
Phone: 202-994-7137
E-mail: maia@gwu.edu

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Upcoming Events

Middle East Policy Forum
"Countering ISIS: An Evening with Ambassador Jeffrey, Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq"
With Ambassador James Jeffrey

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
7:00 PM
Room 113, Elliott School of International Affairs
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POMEPS Conference
"The Arab Uprisings Explained: A Half-Day Conference"
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
9:00 AM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs
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Middle East Policy Forum
"The New Arabs: How the Millenial Generation is Changing the Middle East"
With Dr. Juan Cole

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
6:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs
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POMEPS Book Launch
"Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria"
With Dr. Laurie Brand
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
12:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs
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IMES Title VI Journalism Initiative
"Reporting from Yemen"
With Laura Kasinof
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
12:00 PM
Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs
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Phone: 202.994.9249
Fax: 202.994.4055
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Address:
Institute for Middle East Studies
1957 E Street, N.W., Suite 512
Washington, D.C. 20052