Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

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Current degree-seeking graduate students at UT Austin, from any department, who possess a 3.5 GPA may apply for and enter the Graduate Portfolio Program in MES at any point in their graduate study.



Applicants must demonstrate a current cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and submit the application, which includes the following:
  • A 1-2-page statement of the student’s interest in the program; 

  • An explanation of the importance of the MES specialization for the student’s home graduate program and career goals; 

  • A proposed list of relevant courses that fulfill the portfolio requirements, including those already completed by the student;
  • A signed an acknowledgment that the student will meet at least once per semester with the Portfolio Program Supervisor to plan the course of study. 

  • Apply here! 

If you have specific questions about our graduate portfolio that you cannot locate on the website, please email Lisa Parisi

Portfolio Application

Courses in MES

Graduate School Portfolio Completion Reporting Form

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