The Bush School’s Middle East Program prepares students in the Master of International Affairs and Master of International Policy degree programs for professional careers in government and the nongovernmental sector that require an in-depth knowledge of the Middle East.
Four fulltime faculty members in the Department of International Affairs offer a range of courses on the region, exploring the domestic politics of regional states, religion and politics, regional political economy, post-conflict reconstruction and development, the international politics of the region, and American policy toward it. Through this coursework and high-impact research trips to the region, our students have exceptional opportunities to deepen their expertise on the Middle East. The Program’s resources also allow students to enhance their proficiency in a regional language through intensive summer immersion programs in the Middle East and other locations.
Bush School graduates who concentrated on the Middle East during their studies have gone on to successful careers in research and advocacy, development, diplomacy, and intelligence.