Graduate Studies

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Duke University is committed to supporting strong programs in Middle East Studies and Islamic Studies distinguished by Duke's characteristic interdisciplinary and comparative approach to scholarship. In recent years, our traditional strength in humanities has been complemented by the addition of social science faculty, courses and students.

The Graduate School does not offer advanced degrees in Middle East studies or Islamic Studies. Instead, our faculty and graduate students pursue their studies within departments where they specialize in the study of Islam and the Middle East. 

Religions and Public Life Graduate Working Group: The Duke Middle East Studies Center is also working with the Religions and Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. This working group brings together graduate and professional students and postdocs to workshop works-in-progress, brainstorm applications of one another’s research to current affairs, and contribute to one another’s interdisciplinary professional development.