Jump to content

MA Middle East Studies

Recommended Posts

Hello Grad Cafe:


Grad school admissions information for Middle East Studies programs are proving really difficult to come by, I am planning on applying this January for Fall 2015.  My story is pretty different, which is making it even more difficult.  I graduated with a 2.8 gpa (anxiety issues that have now been resolved) from a top 50 university back in 2010 with a degree in political science and a fair amount of coursework in Middle East related classes.  I have been working at Harvard, where I will have taken 7 graduate classes (9 by end of spring) in Faculty of Arts and Science/Kennedy School related to the Middle East with a 3.5 GPA, including completion of Intermediate Arabic (4 semesters total) by the time I apply.  My old GRE expired so I will need to retake, but last time I got a 780 in Math, 650 in Verbal, and a 4.5 in writing (I know the test has changed a lot since then).  Programs that I am considering applying to include: Harvard, Chicago, Columbia, GW, Georgetown, Hopkins, NYU, Washington, and maybe George Mason.  Do we think these schools are out of the realm of possiblity?  Will I immediately be rejected due to low undergrad GPA?  Are admissions standards significantly relaxed for MA programs?  Thanks for all of your insight!

Edited by swimchris111
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Create New...

Important Information

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use