Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

MES / CMES Graduate Student Handbook

This handbook provides general information as a courtesy to DMES applicants, students, and other interested parties. The Catalogs of the University (General Information, The Graduate Catalog) are the documents of authority for all students. The information given in these catalogs supersedes information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements given in the catalogs at any time.


  1. Graduate Studies at the College of Liberal Arts

  2. Graduate Application Process

  3. Graduate Admissions Process

  4. Academic Integrity

  5. Title IX

  6. Center for Middle Eastern Studies Graduate Policies

  7. Progress toward the Degree

  8. Academic Advising 

  9. Communication 

  10. Course Categories 

  11. Language Course Policies 

  12. Registration

  13. Grades

  14. Course Load & Non-Degree Seekers

  15. Time to Degree and Deadlines

  16. Final Exam Policy

  17. Thesis and Report

  18. Graduation 

  19. Student Responsibility

  20. Travel and Restricted Regions 

  21. Library Resources

  22. Research and Writing Resources

  23. Support and Mentoring

  24. Career Counseling and Professional Development

  25. Getting Involved

  26. School / Work / Life Balance 

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