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Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES)

Applicants with backgrounds from most fields of study are eligible to apply for admission into the CAMES MA program, usually provided they have had some exposure to Middle Eastern Studies, as well as some training in the social sciences and/or humanities. A complete application includes the following:

  • Application form
  • Two academic letters of recommendation speaking to your ability to pursue the program

    of study in Middle East Studies. (You are not required to submit a letter from a language professor. You may in addition include a letter of reference from an employer.)
  • Statement of purpose explaining your intellectual background and what you wish to study and with whom at AUB.
  • Official copies of all post-secondary transcripts
  • TOEFL scores*
  • Application fee
  • Photocopy of the passport
  • One passport photograph
  • Updated curriculum vitae [recommended]
  • Writing sample [optional]

*Students who graduated from AUB or from universities in the USA, the UK, Australia or Canada are exempted from theTOEFL.

Please check the Office of Admissions website for detailed information on the requirements for applying to graduate programs at AUB and the application deadlines for each semester. 

You may apply online here.

Funding will be provided for up to five new students every year at the level of 3 credits per semester each for a total of 4 semesters. Students will be expected to work seven hours a week at CAMES or at other related departments.

Students should have a GPA of at least 80 or 3.0, good recommendations, some exposure to Middle Eastern Studies, and some training in the social sciences and/or humanities to be considered for admission into the CAMES MA program. Since spaces in the program are limited, the admissions process to CAMES is quite competitive and a GPA of 3.0 does not guarantee admission. We will generally select students, in part, based on the match of their interests to the resources at CAMES and elsewhere at AUB.

Further information can be found in the AUB Graduate Catalogue. For more details on how to apply, please contact the Office of Admissions


















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