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The Middle East Studies Center serves as the interdisciplinary hub for Middle East studies for students across campus.

2017 Scholarship Opportunities Announced

Student scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic year are now closed. The deadline for submitting applications was February 24, 2017. Thank you to those of you who applied. 


Academic Certificates and Offerings

Certificate in Middle East Studies

Use your area of specialization and foreign language to complete the Certificate in Middle East Studies


Certificate in Global Studies

Diversify your diploma without the 2 year foreign language requirement. You may be closer than you think to completing this certificate. Pick the right cluster and you only need 2 more classes for a Certificate in Global Studies


Contemporary Turkish Studies Certificate

Specializing in Turkish? This certificate is the scholaraly option for you and pairs excellent with requirements for a joint certificate in Middle East studies. Enhance your knowledge of Turkey with the Contemporary Turkish Studies Certificate


Major or Minor in Middle East Languages

Already taking a foreign language? Consider adding a language major or minor to your degree. Enhance your knowledge of the Middle East through language with options in Arabic, PersianTurkish, and even Judaic Studies.

Middle East Studies Research and Library Resources

Connect with Portland State University's on campus library for additional academic and literature resources.


Other Resources and Information

The Center maintains a listserv for students to share information about courses, events and opportunities relating to Middle East studies at Portland State.

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