Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Admissions Criteria: GPA  — MA & Ph.D. 


The graduate admissions committee takes all elements of each application into consideration. No single item will guarantee admission or disqualify an applicant. Admission is competitive, and decisions are based on past academic records and potential for success as demonstrated through a statement of purpose conveying a clear intellectual and/or professional agenda, strong letters of recommendation, and a writing sample demonstrating scholarly talent.

 

Admissions GPA

The Graduate School requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a four-point scale for admitted graduate students. The graduate admission GPA is calculated based on upper-division and graduate coursework only. The committee will be looking for at least a 3.50 GPA (or approximate international equivalent) from your undergraduate and, if applicable, master's degree. Those with a GPA below the 3.50 minimum may still be considered for admission if all other application materials are compelling.


If you have specific questions about our programs or admissions requirements that you cannot locate on the website please email Lisa Parisi

Please visit our Graduate Programs, Graduate Community, Financial Support, and FAQ sections. 

 

Recommended Test Scores

Admissions Language Requirements

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Writing Sample & Statement of Purpose


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