Middle East and Islamic Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Program

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George Mason’s graduate program in Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) equips students with the tools and analytical skills for understanding major issues and debates in the study of the Middle East, Islam, and Muslim societies. Students study historical and contemporary aspects of society, economy, politics, and culture from both regional and global perspectives—with a strong emphasis on theory and methodology. This program is designed to address the needs of aspiring scholars as well as practitioners. With our location in the Washington DC metro area, students have the opportunity to complete a practicum in the NGO, media, academic, or government sectors as part of their graduate program. The unique combination of experienced faculty, broad selection of courses, stimulating events, and a wide variety of training and dissemination resources, this program represents an unparalleled engagement with its fields of study. Please explore our website and contact us, we are happy and excited to be a part of your journey!

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