Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Dual Master's in Middle Eastern Studies and Public Affairs


The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies offer a joint program leading to the Master of Public Affairs and the Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies. The program combines advanced policy studies with interdisciplinary area studies, responding to an increased need in both public and private sectors for policy specialists with a thorough understanding of the economics, geography, history, and culture of the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Degree Requirements: Master's in Public Affairs

21 credits
Public Affairs Core Courses
6 credits
Policy Research Project
9 credits
Public Affairs Electives
0 - 1 credits
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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