Middle Eastern & North African Studies
About the PhD in Middle Eastern and North African Studies
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, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish, and undergraduate and graduate studies in culture, history, religion, politics and conflict.
Our faculty have been training graduate students in Middle Eastern and North African studies since the 1980s. Our very diverse students and alumni come to Tucson from all regions of the United States as well as Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Students choose from one of the following tracks:
- Islamic Studies
- Linguistics of Middle Eastern Languages
- Middle Eastern Literary Studies
- Socio-Cultural Studies
A dual PhD in MENAS and Anthropology is also available.