Academics

The Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) offers both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and a Graduate Certificate in Modern Middle East Studies. Although the Council on Middle East Studies does not award an M.A. or Ph.D. degree, a number of graduate and professional school programs at Yale offer Middle East-focused fields of study. These pages contain more information about the B.A. and graduate certificate as well as information on M.A./Ph.D. programs of interest, Middle East-related courses, links to the Arabic and Modern Hebrew Program websites, and fellowships administered by CMES.

Director of Undergraduate Studies for 2019
Jonathan Wyrtzen, Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs

Graduate Certificate Advisor for 2017-2018
Kishwar Rizvi, Chair, Council on Middle East Studies; Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture

DUS Assistant
Marwa Khaboor, Program Coordinator & Registrar