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Graduate Specialization in the Middle East

At the graduate level students can focus their studies on the Middle East in a number of departments while pursuing various degrees.

  • M.A. or M.S. course work and research with a Middle East focus in: Conflict Resolution, Geography, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, M.A. in Teaching with an Arabic language focus.
  • Students can include a Middle East focus in the following Ph.D. programs: Environmental Sciences and Resources, Public Administration and Policy, Systems Science, and Urban Studies.

Graduate Admissions Procedure

Application to graduate programs at Portland State requires two complete (but different) admissions packets —one from the Office of Admissions and one from the department in which the student is seeking acceptance. To be admitted to Portland State for the purpose of pursuing graduate work, applicants must satisfy minimum university requirements and be accepted by the department in which the graduate work is proposed. Direct correspondence to each department at:

(Specific Department)
Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751