School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies
University of Arizona
Marshall Building Rm 440 | PO BOX 210158B
Tucson AZ  85721-0158
Contact: Graduate Program Coordinator (520) 626-8731

Graduate Program Admissions Requirements (US Citizen or Resident Alien)

Application Deadline Fall: January 6th, 2020

*Applications must be paid for and submitted by the close of business on January 6th.

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 will be taken 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.
    • 150 for Verbal Reasoning
    • 3.5 Analytical Writing
  • While the department does not require a TOEFL score, the University of Arizona graduate college does. Their requirements for international students may be found here:

Other Graduate College Information/Requirements

Phone: (520) 621-3471 | Email Graduate College Questions:

  • Graduate College Online Application Submission
  • $85 Application Fee due at time of Submission
  • Domicile Affidavit
  • Financial Guarantee