M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

General information

The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is an intensive, interdisciplinary program designed for students who wish to examine the religions, politics, histories and cultures of the region.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 Year
Tuition Fee: $11,400 USD
Starting in: October
Location: Jerusalem, Israel

The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem includes a rigorous Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) curriculum. Courses are taught by leading scholars and students enjoy the added benefit of living in Jerusalem, a city in which 35% of the inhabitants are native Arabic speakers.

Faculty & Research

The Hebrew University’s faculty in the Department of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies includes accomplished scholars from around the world.

Dr. Tawfiq Da’adli is the academic head of the M.A. program. As an archeologist in Jerusalem, Dr. Da‘adli has studied the Mamilla Cemetery, the al-Qaymuriyya Mausoleum, the quarters around the Cotton Merchants Market, and the Beit HaBad Market. He is also an art historian and lecturer in the Departments of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies and Art History, Dr. Da’adli teaches courses in Islamic archaeology, art and architecture in Israel and the Muslim world.

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Admission and requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education recognized by the Hebrew University
  • Minimum B average (85/100 or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of English

Meet our students

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Why study with us?

Location - Jerusalem

Study in one of the most ancient cities in the world, today a colourful carpet of cultures and peoples, innovative technology and entrepreneurial spirit


A tradition of innovation at the start up nation led for nearly 10K patents, 150 new inventions per year and over 600 commercial products

Academic & Research Excellence

Hebrew University faculty and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal and 14 Wolf Prizes, among others