PhD Programs

Admissions for Fall 2021

Due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, admissions to the joint PhD program in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies have been paused for fall 2021. At this time, the next application deadline for this area of study is expected to be December 2021 for fall 2022 enrollment.

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies offers three joint PhD programs with the departments of Anthropology, History of Art and Architecture, and History: 

Students of the joint PhD programs complete both the requirements of the related department and the language and area studies requirements established by the Committee on Middle Eastern Studies. In addition to coursework and comprehensive exams, PhD students develop a high proficiency in at least one Middle Eastern language and complete a dissertation based on original research. More details for each program can be found at the links above.

Applicants to these programs are advised to consult the pages in this section, the information in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Handbook on programs in Middle Eastern Studies, and the CMES Prospective Student FAQs. Admissions information can be found in the Applying to CMES section of this site and on the GSAS website