Post-Graduate Data

Middle East Studies

Middle East Studies (MES) is an interdisciplinary concentration that draws upon courses offered by a distinguished core faculty in the humanities and the social sciences. Regardless of one’s passions – whether history, religion, politics, culture, literature, modern media, philosophy or practices of everyday life – the Middle East is an ideal site for considering the diversity and complexity of the human experience.  A growing number of exciting courses, creative and relevant programming, and a steady stream of post-docs and visiting professors offer unparalleled opportunities for MES concentrators who wish to understand this region and to engage with a broad range of issues that affect our world.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012 and 2013 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.



  • Advocacy Coordinator, American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
  • Associate, Boston Consulting Group
  • Product Marketing Manager, truBrain
  • Research Assistant, Global Public Policy Institute
  • Researcher, MapLight
  • Resident in Social Enterprise, New Sector Alliance


  • Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA)
  • Craig Cambridge Scholarship - U.S. Departnment of State
  • Fulbright Fellowship



  • Business Analyst, McKinsey & Co.
  • Executive Assistant, World Savvy
  • Journalist, Television Broadcast Limited
  • Proposal Coordinator, Quadel Consulting Corporation

Graduate School

  • University of Texas-Austin, MA/MPP, Dual Masters Degree- Middle Eastern Studies and Global Policy Studies