MA Program in Middle Eastern Studies
The CAMES MA program is an interdisciplinary program with the goal of helping students to acquire a sound grounding in a particular academic discipline, in the Arabic language and in the civilizations of the Middle East.
The program offers a thesis track and a project track and takes at least two years to complete.
Thesis TrackStudents following the thesis option are required to complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in courses numbered 300 and above, in addition to a nine-credit thesis. Non-native speakers of Arabic are required to complete a minimum of 6 credits of Arabic language study, and may take up to 9 credits of Arabic. Students may take their remaining courses at CAMES or in topics related to Middle Eastern Studies at other departments at AUB.
Project TrackStudents following the project option are required to complete a minimum of 27 credit hours in courses numbered 300 and above, in addition to a three-credit project. Non-native speakers of Arabic are required to complete a minimum of 6 credits of Arabic language study, and may take up to 12 credits of Arabic.
Course RequirementsAll CAMES students, those following the thesis track and those following the project track, are required to take the core course, MEST 301 Introduction to Middle Eastern Studies. Beyond the required core course and Arabic courses, students structure their own course of study in areas such as contemporary Middle Eastern History and Archaeology, Social Sciences, Middle Eastern Politics, and Arabic language and literature.