Ph.D. in

Middle Eastern & North African Studies

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:

A dual Ph.D. in MENAS and Anthropology is also available.


For more information about our graduate programs, contact our program coordinator Lora Galabi: