Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

MA/Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Offered by the Department for Middle Eastern Studies (DMES), the MA in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (MELC) is an interdisciplinary academic degree designed to broaden and deepen the student’s knowledge of the languages and cultures of the Middle East prior to taking advanced Ph.D. coursework. Courses taken at UT-Austin for the MA degree in MELC, but not the MA report or thesis courses, may count toward the hours required for the Ph.D. The MELC MA degree is to be taken as part of the MELC Ph.D. program. It is not a terminal MA degreeStudents who are interested in a terminal MA degree should consider the MA in Middle Eastern Studies offered by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

 

 Note: The M.A. program in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures is understood as a step in preparing students for the Ph.D. Students will NOT be admitted for the M.A. alone.

 

Master's Degree Requirements 

 

 

Masters in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (MELC) with Thesis (30 credit hours)

 

 
Field of Concentration
12 credits
Concentration graduate courses
 
Courses taken in consultation with supervisor
12 credits
Approved by the student’s supervisor/mentor
 
Thesis Work
6 credits
Thesis courses: MEL 698A & 698B are taken sequentially on a CR/NC grade basis

 

 

Masters in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (MELC) with Report (30 credit hours)

 

 
Field of Concentration
15 credits
Concentration graduate courses
 
Courses taken in consultation with supervisor
12 credits
Approved by the student’s supervisor/mentor
 
Report Work
3 credits
MEL 398R is taken on a CR/NC grade basis


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