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American University of Beirut

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Beirut , Lebanon

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American University of Beirut

Overview

American University of Beirut / Faculty of Arts and Sciences is located in Beirut, Lebanon, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Computer science
Master of Science (MS) Chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Arab and Middle Eastern history
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Arabic language and literature
Master of Arts (MA) Anthropology
Master of Arts (MA) English language
Master of Science (MS) Environmental policy planning
Master of Arts (MA) Arabic language and literature
Master of Arts (MA) Islamic studies
Master of Arts (MA) Education Science education
Master of Arts (MA) Education Teaching English as a foreign language
Master of Arts (MA) Education Mathematics education
Master of Arts (MA) Education Elementary education
Master of Arts (MA) Education Administration and policy studies
Master of Arts (MA) Education Psychology test and measurements
Master of Arts (MA) Education Psychology school guidance
Master of Arts (MA) Public policy and international affairs
Master of Arts (MA) Philosophy
Master of Arts (MA) Economics
Master of Arts (MA) Art history and curating
Master of Science (MS) Mathematics
Master of Arts (MA) Sociology
Master of Arts (MA) Media studies
Master of Arts (MA) Archaeology
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Master of Science (MS) Physics
Master of Arts (MA) English literature
Master of Arts (MA) History
Master of Science (MS) Computational sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell and molecular biology
Master of Arts (MA) Political studies
Master of Arts (MA) General psychology
Master of Arts (MA) Middle East studies
Master of Arts (MA) Public administration
Master of Arts (MA) Clinical psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Theoretical physics
Master of Arts in Financial Economics (MAFE) Financial economics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 90
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (for archaeology, clinical psychology, general psychology, economics, financial economics and biology)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test for all PhD programs, GRE Subject Test for theoretical physics
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

422
Applied
268
Accepted
124
Enrolled
64%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 18th Not reported No
Spring deadline November 5th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (for archaeology, clinical psychology, general psychology, economics, financial economics and biology)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test for all PhD programs, GRE Subject Test for theoretical physics

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 583
TOEFL IBT score: 97
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$17,748
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 18
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

508
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Gender

Male (28%)
Female (71%)

Faculty

214
Total faculty
Full-time - 187
Part-time - 27
Male (135)
Female (79)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Sciences: Physics: High energy, Particle, Polymer and Soft Matter, Thermal, Plasma; String Theory, Mathematical physics, Astrophysics (stellar evolution, planet and galaxy formation and evolution, astrophysical dynamics), Solid State physics/thin films, Spintronics, Magnetic properties of materials, Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry of Hard Rocks, Geophysics and Petrophysics, Hydrogeology, Micropaleontology, Sedimentology, and Stratigraphy, Structural Geology and Geotectonics, Renewable en
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,260,333

Location & Contact

Address Ameican University of Beirut
PO Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut  1107 2020
Lebanon
Contact Dr. Nadia Maria El Cheikh
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Email: nmcheikh@aub.edu.lb
Phone: 961-1-350000 ext. 3800
Fax: 961-1-744461

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