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Research Tracks - MA in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Option 1: Preparation for a Ph.D. at the Hebrew University:

 

Graduates of the M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (non-research program), offered at the Rothberg International School, who wish to continue towards a doctoral program in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University, must complete the requirements of the M.A. degree and then enroll as students in the Supplementary Ph.D. program in the Faculty of Humanities. 

 

Within the framework of the Supplementary Ph.D. Program, students will:


 

•   Complete level vav and obtain a p'tor (exemption) in Modern Hebrew, as per the policy of the Faculty of Humanities.
•   Complete the advanced level and obtain a p'tor (exemption) in Literary Arabic. A passing grade in the Advanced Literary Arabic course offered in the international M.A. program is equivalent to a p'tor in Literary Arabic. Students specializing in Iranian/Turkish studies will be required to study two levels (4 semesters) of Persian or Turkish instead.
•   Participate in a textual study course in Arabic (4 credits). Students specializing in Iranian/Turkish studies may be required by their academic advisor to take the textual study course in Persian or Turkish instead.
•   Participate in a research forum for advanced students (2 credits).
•   Take an M.A. comprehensive exam. 
•   Choose a topic for a thesis and select a thesis advisor. Students must complete and submit a thesis request form to the Faculty of Humanities.

•   Some thesis advisors will require students to study an additional research language.

Requirements for admissions to the Supplementary Ph.D. program:

•   Completion of the international M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. Students will be required to submit a Graduation Letter (אישור זכאות לתואר) showing that they have successfully completed the M.A. program prior to the start of the academic year in which they will begin the Supplementary Ph.D. program.
•   An M.A. average of 85 or higher

Option 2: Writing an M.A. Thesis

 

Students in the M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (non-research program), offered at the Rothberg International School, who wish to complete a research M.A. and write a thesis in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University, will not complete their degree within the framework of the program at Rothberg. 

They will instead be required to extend their M.A. studies at the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies for at least one additional year. 

 

During their extended studies in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, students will:

 
•   Complete level vav and obtain a p'tor (exemption) in Modern Hebrew, as per the policy of the Faculty of Humanities.
•   Complete the advanced level and obtain a p'tor (exemption) in Literary Arabic.  A passing grade in the Advanced Literary Arabic course offered in the international M.A. program is equivalent to a p'tor. Students specializing in Iranian/Turkish studies will be required to study two levels (4 semesters) of Persian or Turkish instead.
•   Participate in textual study courses in Arabic (8 credits). Students specializing in Iranian/Turkish studies may be required by their academic advisor to take the textual study courses in Persian or Turkish instead.
•   Participate in a research forum for advanced students (2 credits).
•   Take an M.A. comprehensive exam. 
•   Choose a topic for a thesis and select a thesis advisor. Students must complete and submit a thesis request form to the Faculty of Humanities.
•   Some thesis advisors will require students to study an additional research language.
•   Students must meet with the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies to determine which of the credits from the international M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies program may be counted towards the M.A. thesis track. Students will need a total of 28 credits to complete the thesis track. Students who have fewer than 28 credits recognized from the international M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies will need to enroll in additional elective courses the following year.

 

Requirements for admissions to the M.A. thesis track:


• An B.A. and M.A. average of 85 or higher

 

Admissions Procedures and Deadlines:

 

Students interested in either option should discuss their intentions with the Department of Middle Eastern Studies by the end of the autumn semester of the first year of study at the Rothberg International School.  They should contact Department Chair, Prof. Meir Hatina at meir.hatina@mail.huji.ac.il

To enroll in either option, students will be required to submit an application to the Office of Overseas Admissions. Application materials submitted to the Rothberg International School may be used to supplement the application to the Office of Overseas Admissions.

 

Supplementary PhD applicants: Students should start the application process after submission of the final paper of the MA, when it is clear that they have completed all their requirements. Upon receipt of their Graduation Letter, applicants must submit their final MA degree results. The application will not be forward to the Faculty of Humanities for an admission decision until the final MA degree results are submitted.

 

Applicants to the second year of the MA in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies: Students should start the application process during the spring semester of the first year of studies.

 

For admissions, students should contact the Director of the Office of Overseas Admissions, Ms. Orit Krakover at oritk@savion.huji.ac.il

 

Fees:


 

http://info.huji.ac.il/en-overseas/financial_information

 Updated as of March 28, 2017. Information subject to change.

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