Post-Graduate Data

Middle East Studies

Middle East Studies (MES) is an interdisciplinary concentration that draws upon courses offered in the departments of Anthropology, Classics, Comparative Literature, Egyptology, History, History of Art and Architecture, Judaic Studies, Old World Archaeology, Religious Studies and Political Science. The Middle East is cradle of the three major monotheistic religions of the world and, for centuries it has been one of the most ethnically and religiously mixed regions of the world. The Middle East is an ideal site for considering the diversity and complexity of human interactions, along with the continuities and disruptions that such interactions involve in the long course of history. MES concentrators are thus uniquely poised to make significant contributions to an understanding of a broad range of contemporary problems 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.



  • 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