The Gulf Studies Program, launched in Fall 2011, offers students the unparalleled opportunity to study the Gulf while living in the region itself, and is the only graduate program of its kind in the Middle East. The Program was developed in response to a growing need among stakeholders in the region for highly qualified graduates in the field of Gulf Studies and vastly growing general interest and focus on the Gulf region.
The Program draws on an interdisciplinary curriculum to provide a holistic examination of the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as well as Iran, Iraq and Yemen. This includes topics within the areas of politics, economics, history, literature, international relations, security, the energy industry, ecology and culture. Classes are taught by highly regarded expert faculty from the Gulf as well as International academics who specialize in the Gulf Studies field. The program paves the way for students to continue their academic pursuit in PhD in Gulf Studies, offered by the program itself or a PhD in related fields.
The MA in Gulf Studies Program also helps connect students to internship and assistantship opportunities on a competitive basis to gain work experience and off-set tuition costs, preparing students to excel in their future professional and academic pursuits. The two-year program consists of evening classes taught in English and is well suited for working professionals. Students interested in learning Arabic have the opportunity to take classes in Qatar University’s Arabic for Non-Native Speakers program.
About College of Arts and Sciences
We_They was established in the academic year 2004/2005 by merging two colleges: the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Sciences. This also resulted in the merging of some departments within the College. At the time, the new College comprised 9 departments and one program for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. In the academic year 2006/2007 the International Affairs Program was launched, followed by the Environmental Sciences Program in 2007/2008. In 2009/2010 the Social Work program was reactivated after being frozen for a few years.See all College of Arts and Sciences courses