Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Dual Master's in Middle Eastern Studies and Global Policy Studies


The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the LBJ School of Public Affairs offer a dual degree program leading to two graduate degrees, the Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) degree and the Master of Arts (MA) in Middle Eastern Studies. The dual-degree combines advanced studies of globalization with a focus on the politics, history, economy, and cultures of the Middle East. Graduates should eventually possess substantial career flexibility and attractiveness to prospective employers in government, private industry, and the non-profit sector.

 

Degree Requirements: Master's in Global Policy Studies

22 hours
Global Policy Core Courses: Policymaking in a Global Age, Microeconomics, The Nature of the International System, Analytical Methods for Global Policy Studies, International Economics, Policy Research Project, and Crisis Management
15 hours
MGPS Specialization: Chosen from Security, Law, and Diplomacy; International Energy, Environment, and Technology; Regional International Policy; or a student-initiated specialization.
0 - 1 hour
Summer Internship

 


 

 

Master's in Middle Eastern Studies — with Thesis 

4 courses
(12 credits)
MES Graduate Seminars
 
2 courses
(6 credits)
Intermediate to Advanced Language Courses*
2 courses
(6 credits)
courses specific to the methods or theories relevant to the student’s disciplinary focus, approved by the Graduate Adviser
2 courses
(6 credits)
Master's Thesis; taken sequentially 

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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
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Danielle K. Clark, LBJ Graduate Admissions and Program 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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