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Program/Degree
Middle Eastern Culture and Pedagogy (Certificate NDP)  
Program Description

The Middle East Culture and Pedagogy Graduate Certificate is a two semester course of non-degree graduate study designed to serve the needs of Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants, international or domestic students exploring advanced study, K-12 teachers and other professionals seeking formal or informal continuing education certification, or non-degree seeking students developing qualifications for possible admission to the MENAS MA or other graduate programs. Students will register for twelve graduate credits (normally four 3 credit 500 level courses) distributed as follows.

 

3 credits of Middle Eastern language pedagogy or a 500 level pedagogy class approved by the MECAP advisor

6 credits of 500 level MENAS courses on culture, literature, linguistics, advanced language, Islamic studies, gender, history, or politics

3 credits of additional MENAS graduate work or graduate level work in another discipline or area studies program (such as American studies) to be approved by the MECAP advisor

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies -

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies is a multi-disciplinary unit focusing on the region extending from Morocco to Afghanistan which includes the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, providing a full range of language courses in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew (through Judaic Studies) and undergraduate and graduate studies in culture, history, religion, politics and conflict.

MENAS offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Arts (MA) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Near Eastern Studies, with courses in Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Geography, History, Linguistics, Islamic Studies, Literary Studies, Mass Culture and Media Studies, Minority Studies, and Political Science.

MENAS offers, in conjunction with other departments, a Dual MA in MENAS and Journalism, a Dual MA in MENAS and Library Science, a Dual MA-MPA in MENAS and Public Policy, and a Dual PhD in MENAS and Anthropology. Minor Programs in MENAS are offered for PhD students in other departments

 
College
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Mariam Bushara Hawatmeh
520-626-8731
Graduate Program Coordinator
Mariam Bushara Hawatmeh
520-626-8731
Director of Graduate Studies
Samira Farwaneh
520-621-8629
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Cindy T Nguyen
520-621-0119
 
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

School Requirements

NOTE: Graduate applications can now be done entirely online

All documents, including the following may be uploaded:

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • 3 Letters of recommendation from academic references preferable. Note: recommenders will be required to upload their letters through the graduate college website. Instructions on how this works are provided within the online application process- we do not have a recommendation form.
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Writing Sample (term paper, chapter of thesis, etc.)

MINIMUM Requirements

  • GPA 3.0 on undergraduate or M.A. degree (cumulative GPA or last 60 semester units if your undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.0 cumulative; graduate GPA taken will be cumulative only)
  • GRE – UA code is 4832.  Use school code 2201 (area studies), or 2299 (social sciences, other) This is required for both domestic and international students.

Other Graduate College Information/Requirements

Phone: (520) 621-3471 | Email Graduate College Questions: OnlineAppHelp@grad.arizona.edu

  • Graduate College Online Application Submission
  • $75 Application Fee Due at time of Submission
  • Domicile Affidavit

Graduate Program Admissions Requirements (International Students)

Application Deadline: January 7

*Applications must be paid for and submitted by the close of business on January 7th.

Department Requirements

NOTE: Graduate applications can now be done entirely online

All documents, including the following may be uploaded:

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • 3 Letters of recommendation from academic references preferable. Note: recommenders will be required to upload their letters through the graduate college website. Instructions on how this works are provided within the online application process- we do not have a recommendation form.
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Writing Sample (term paper, chapter of thesis, etc.)

MINIMUM Requirements

  • GPA 3.0 on undergraduate or M.A. degree (cumulative GPA or last 60 semester units if your undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.0 cumulative; graduate GPA taken will be cumulative only)
  • GRE – UA code is 4832.  Use school code 2201 (area studies), or 2299 (social sciences, other) This is required for both domestic and international students.
  • TOEFL score of 550 (213 CBT; 80 IBT)

Other Graduate College Information/Requirements

Phone: (520) 621-3471 | Email Graduate College Questions: OnlineAppHelp@grad.arizona.edu

  • Graduate College Online Application Submission 
  • Financial Guarantee
  • $85 Application Fee due at time of Submission
 
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE, TOEFL for International Students

Minimum GPA: 3.0 on undergraduate or M.A. degree (cumulative GPA or last 60 semester units if your undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.0 cumulative; graduate GPA taken will be cumulative only)
Minimum GRE: No minimum score. GRE is required. UA code is 4832.  Use school code 2201 (area studies), or 2299 (social sciences, other) This is required for both domestic and international students.
Minimum TOEFL: 550 (213 CBT; 80 IBT)

 
Financial Aid

The School of Middle East and North African Studies (MENAS) collaborates with the Institute of International Education (IIE) to host Foreign Language Teaching Assistantships (FLTAs). Funding for FLTAs is provided by the IIE. MENAS awards financial aid on a competitive basis. Meritorious factors include demonstrated excellence in academics including GPA, progress in the program (for current students), test scores (for incoming students), publication, and professional experience such as a previous assistantship or other Middle East-related experience. Most funding is awarded in the fall for the academic year, therefore students entering the program in the spring have a minimal opportunity for departmental support. Many of our students also receive academic year and summer FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) scholarships through the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES). Comprehensive information on FLAS awards may be obtained by visiting the CMES web site. Listed below are the types of financial aid awarded by the Department.

Complete only ONE Financial Aid Application (due first Monday in Feb) to request the following types of support:

The following awards require separate applications:

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 7

    *Applications must be paid for and submitted by the close of business on January 7th. 

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 7

    *Applications must be paid for and submitted by the close of business on January 7th. 

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

3 credits of Middle Eastern language pedagogy or a 500 level pedagogy class approved by the MECAP advisor

6 credits of 500 level MENAS courses on culture, literature, linguistics, advanced language, Islamic studies, gender, history, or politics

3 credits of additional MENAS graduate work or graduate level work in another discipline or area studies program (such as American studies) to be approved by the MECAP advisor

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
http://menas.arizona.edu/grads  
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Last revised 31 Aug 2016