Post-Graduate Data

Middle East Studies

Middle East Studies (MES) is an interdisciplinary concentration that draws upon courses offered by a distinguished core faculty in the humanities and the social sciences.  Regardless of one’s passions – whether history, religion, politics, culture, literature, modern media, philosophy or practices of everyday life – the Middle East is an ideal site for considering the diversity and complexity of the human experience.  A growing number of exciting courses, creative and relevant programming, and a steady stream of post-docs and visiting professors offer unparalleled opportunities for MES concentrators who wish to understand this region and to engage with a broad range of issues that affect our world.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012 and 2013 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, and 2013, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.



  • Advocacy Coordinator, American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
  • Associate, Boston Consulting Group
  • Product Marketing Manager, truBrain
  • Research Assistant, Global Public Policy Institute
  • Researcher, MapLight
  • Resident in Social Enterprise, New Sector Alliance


  • Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA)
  • Craig Cambridge Scholarship - U.S. Departnment of State
  • Fulbright Fellowship



  • Business Analyst, McKinsey & Co.
  • Executive Assistant, World Savvy
  • Journalist, Television Broadcast Limited
  • Proposal Coordinator, Quadel Consulting Corporation

Graduate School

  • University of Texas-Austin, MA/MPP, Dual Masters Degree- Middle Eastern Studies and Global Policy Studies