Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our office in 440 Marshall Building is closed to the public, but you can reach the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:
- Director: Ben Fortna email@example.com 520-621-1732
- Program Coordinator: Sergio Cañez firstname.lastname@example.org 520-260-0837
- Administrative Assistant: Randa Abdu email@example.com 520-561-2098
About the Program
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.
Our faculty have been training graduate students since the 1980s. Our very diverse students and alumni come to Tucson from all regions of the United States as well as the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Areas of Study
Ph.D. students complete 54-57 units of coursework, including 45 units in the major track and 9-12 units in a minor. See degree requirements.
Concentrations at the doctoral level are available in the fields of:
- Islamic Studies
- Linguistics of Middle Eastern Languages
- Middle Eastern Literary Studies (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish)
- Socio-Cultural Studies of the Contemporary Middle East
A dual Ph.D. in MENAS and Anthropology is also available.
For more information about our graduate programs, contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org