Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Dual Master's in Middle Eastern Studies and Communications

The College of Communication and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies offer joint programs leading to the Master of Arts in Journalism and Media or Radio-Television-Film (RTF) and the Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies. This program combines advanced communication studies with interdisciplinary area studies and language courses. It responds to the increasing need for communication specialists with a thorough understanding of the culture, economics, geography, history, and politics of the Middle East and North Africa.


Degree Requirements: Master's in Journalism and Media*

21 credits
Journalism and Media Graduate Courses
12 credits
Professional Master's Speciality Courses
*Please review the Journalism website for details on current program requirements 


Degree Requirements: Master's in Radio, Television, Film*

6 courses (18 credits)
Radio, Television, Film Graduate Courses
2 courses (6 credits)
Required Courses: RTF 395: Theory & Literature RTF 380: Research Theory and Design
2 courses (6 credits)
Minor / Supporting Coursework outside of RTF. Courses must be conceptually related
* Please review the RTF website for details on current program requirements




Master's in Middle Eastern Studies — with Report 

5 courses
(15 credits)
MES Graduate Seminars
2 courses
(6 credits)
Intermediate to Advanced Language Courses*
3 courses
(9 credits)
courses specific to the methods or theories relevant to the student’s disciplinary focus, approved by the Graduate Adviser
1 course
(3 credits)
Master's Report; taken the last semester

Lisa Parisi, MES Graduate Coordinator 
Mona Syed, RTF Graduate Coordinator 
Sylvia Edwards, Journalism Graduate Coordinator


We encourage prospective students to read our Graduate Admissions FAQ, as many general questions are answered on our website.

For more information, please visit the Graduate Admissions section. 


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