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University of Michigan

Department of Middle East Studies

Ann Arbor , MI

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Overview

University of Michigan / Department of Middle East Studies is located in Ann Arbor, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (AM) Turkish studies
Master of Arts (AM) Rabbinic literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Rabbinic literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Jewish mysticism
Master of Arts (AM) Islamic studies
Master of Arts (AM) Ancient Near Eastern studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Second Temple Judaism
Master of Arts (AM) Jewish mysticism
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Islamic studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Jewish cultural studies
Master of Arts (AM) Egyptology
Master of Arts (AM) Jewish cultural studies
Master of Arts (AM) Second Temple Judaism
Master of Arts (AM) Hebrew literature
Master of Arts (AM) Persian and Iranian studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Hebrew literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Persian and Iranian studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel
Master of Arts (AM) Christianity in late antiquity
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Armenian studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Turkish studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Christianity in late antiquity
Master of Arts (AM) Arabic for professional purposes
Master of Arts (AM) Teaching Arabic as a foreign language
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Arabic language and literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ancient Near Eastern studies
Master of Arts (AM) Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Egyptology
Master of Arts (AM) Arabic language and literature
Master of Arts (AM) Armenian studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam ACTFL (for teaching Arabic as a foreign language MA program)
2 Foreign Languages
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exams, oral defense of dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

76
Applied
8
Accepted
5
Enrolled
11%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam ACTFL (for teaching Arabic as a foreign language MA program)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 560
TOEFL IBT score: 84
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

25
Total Graduate Students
52%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 4%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 0
Male (19)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Middle and Near Eastern literatures, languages, cultures from ancient times to the present
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 202 South Thayer Street
Suite 4111
Ann Arbor, MI  48109
United States
Contact Prof. Gottfried Hagen
Chair
Email: mes-chair@umich.edu
Phone: 734-764-0314

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