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Program/Degree
Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MA) - Accelerated Master's Program  
Program Description

Students admitted into the MENAS AMP will be able to complete a BA and MA (Professional Track) in five years.  Students in the AMP will be required to complete 33 units of coursework, 12 of which may also be applied to a BA in MENAS. 

 

NOTE: The AMP option is only available to students on the Professional Track. Students who wish to be on the Academic Track and write an MA Thesis should apply to the regular MENAS MA program.

 

Students seeking to enroll in the AMP are required to take the following steps during their undergraduate career:

  1. By April 1st of junior year: Apply for the MENAS AMP. In order to apply, students must:
    1. Meet the Admission Requirements established by the Graduate College.
    2.  Submit a transcript, writing sample, statement of purpose, and at least two letters of recommendation from professors with whom they have studied. At least one letter of recommendation must be a core MENAS faculty member.
    3. Students meeting these requirements will receive conditional admission into the AMP.
  2. Fall semester of senior year: take MENAS 595D and one 500-level MENAS Core Requirement course. (Students admitted into the AMP are not required to take the GRE.)
  3. End of fall semester of senior year: be evaluated by MENAS Graduate Committee for final admission into AMP.
  4. Spring semester of senior year: take two 500-level MENAS Core Requirement courses.
  5. By end of spring semester of senior year: Assemble departmental paper committee.

 

When students begin their graduate (fifth) year, they should have completed NES 595D and the three MENAS Core Requirement courses (in History, Islamic Studies, and Gender/Culture). They will then have 21 units left to complete during their year of graduate study, including the units for their concentration and their departmental paper. The graduate committee recommends that students take 12 units during their fall semester and nine units during their spring semester.

 
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
Yaseen A Noorani
520-626-9696
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
  • $85 Application Fee Due at time of Submission
  • Domicile Affidavit

Graduate Program Admissions Requirements (International Students)

Application Deadline: January 1

*Applications must be paid for and submitted by the close of business on January 1st.

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

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 GRE score. The 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: TOEFL score of 550 (213 CBT; 80 IBT)

 
Financial Aid

The School of Middle East and North African Studies (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: Application Deadline Fall: January 7

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

International Applicants:

  • Fall: Application Deadline 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

Students admitted into the MENAS AMP will be able to complete a BA and MA (Professional Track) in five years.  Students in the AMP will be required to complete 33 units of coursework, 12 of which may also be applied to a BA in MENAS. 

 

NOTE: The AMP option is only available to students on the Professional Track. Students who wish to be on the Academic Track and write an MA Thesis should apply to the regular MENAS MA program.

 

Students seeking to enroll in the AMP are required to take the following steps during their undergraduate career:

  1. By April 1st of junior year: Apply for the MENAS AMP. In order to apply, students must:
    1. Meet the Admission Requirements established by the Graduate College.
    2.  Submit a transcript, writing sample, statement of purpose, and at least two letters of recommendation from professors with whom they have studied. At least one letter of recommendation must be a core MENAS faculty member.
    3. Students meeting these requirements will receive conditional admission into the AMP.
  2. Fall semester of senior year: take MENAS 595D and one 500-level MENAS Core Requirement course. (Students admitted into the AMP are not required to take the GRE.)
  3. End of fall semester of senior year: be evaluated by MENAS Graduate Committee for final admission into AMP.
  4. Spring semester of senior year: take two 500-level MENAS Core Requirement courses.
  5. By end of spring semester of senior year: Assemble departmental paper committee.

 

When students begin their graduate (fifth) year, they should have completed NES 595D and the three MENAS Core Requirement courses (in History, Islamic Studies, and Gender/Culture). They will then have 21 units left to complete during their year of graduate study, including the units for their concentration and their departmental paper. The graduate committee recommends that students take 12 units during their fall semester and nine units during their spring semester.

 
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