Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Master's Program in Middle Eastern Studies


Offered by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the MA in Middle Eastern Studies (degree code 668000) is an interdisciplinary academic degree designed to broaden and deepen the student’s knowledge of the languages and cultures of the Middle East. The program develops a strong knowledge base, preparing students for leadership positions as professionals in areas such as government, NGOs, business, consulting, foreign policy, international law, journalism, and translation. Approximately 30% of graduates continue to doctoral studies in their chosen academic discipline.

The Master's degree is interdisciplinary in nature. The degree program is quite flexible, but students who are interested in the single discipline at the exclusion of others are encouraged to apply to other programs. If, for example, you are interested in Turkey’s political system, you will be able to take Turkish language courses and courses in history, social sciences, and arts/humanities that pertain to Turkey, but you must also expect to take courses that are of a general regional nature, or that pertain to other countries and political/cultural/religious systems in the Middle East.

Dual-Degree Programs 

In addition to the MA in Middle Eastern studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies offers seven dual degrees that allow graduate students to simultaneously earn an MA in Middle Eastern studies and a second degree from one of UT’s professional schools.



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

Please visit the Graduate Admissions and FAQ sections. 

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