The graduate program focuses on the period from the 18th century onwards and addresses issues of religion, ecology, history, economy, society, polity, gender, and culture.
Middle East Studies (M.A.)
The Middle East Studies graduate program offers courses in Arabic language and literature, anthropology, economics, gender and women’s studies, history, law, political science and sociology with the purpose of introducing students to a variety of methodologies for studying the Middle East. The graduate program focuses on the period from the 18th century onwards and addresses issues of religion, ecology, history, economy, society, polity, gender, and culture. Given the geographical location of Cairo, the program as a whole concentrates on the Arab region.
Who is it for?
The program is intended for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers such as academia, diplomacy, other government service, work with NGOs, development, business, finance, journalism, public relations and cultural affairs.
Advantages of studying at the department of Middle East Studies
Unique opportunity to study the Middle East through an array of historical, sociological, political and economic frameworks.
The location in the center of the Middle East offers a rich intellectual and cultural landscape of scholars, artists and activists from the Middle East and beyond.
Our location in Cairo, one of the richest historical and contemporary centers in the Middle East and only a short flight away from its capital cities, allows us to bridge the gap between the lecture hall and the social world.
The centers provides students with academic credentials and firsthand knowledge to pursue careers in academia, diplomacy and the nonprofit sector, as well as business, finance, public relations, journalism and cultural affairs.