Why Middle Eastern Studies?
Students majoring or minoring in the Middle Eastern Studies program of Rutgers University will benefit from a wide array of Middle Eastern Studies resources.
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is an interdisciplinary center composed of faculty drawn from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
The Center was originally established in the 1970s as a Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures Program. In cooperation with the Department of Africana Studies, it introduced the teaching of Arabic, enabling students to take Arabic for the first time at Rutgers, in addition to the Hebrew language and literature courses already being offered by the Hebraic Studies Department (today Jewish Studies).
The program was changed into a Middle Eastern Studies Program in the mid-1980s, when a program of study including a major and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies was also defined and offered to the University's undergraduate students. It was transformed into its present form as the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in 2002. Today, in addition to Persian and Arabic, students can take classes in Hebrew and Turkish. Rutgers students have a choice of over 70 different courses offered regularly through the Center.
With over 200 students in Arabic language classes and over 50 in Persian language classes, as well with the recent addition of eight new offices and three new faculty members, the Center is now one of the largest centers of its kind in the nation.
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- Modern Middle East
- History of the Modern Middle East
- Crossroads: Classical Literatures of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia
- Jewish History: Ancient and Medieval
- Literatures of the Middle East
- Arab-israeli Conflict
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Online Application
- A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
- Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
- Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
- English Proficiency Examination Requirements
- Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration
International29736 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
National29736 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
In-State12536 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.
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