How to apply

How to apply:

CMENAS coordinates admissions with the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Please consult their information for prospective students and how to submit an application and transcripts.

The application deadline is January 15. 

In addition to both submitting transcripts and completing the Rackham School of Graduate Studies application, applicants must also submit the following to CMENAS:

  • Statement of Purpose (typed, double spaced, maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing Sample (typed, double spaced, maximum 20 pages)
  • Personal Statement (typed, double spaced, maximum 2 pages)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE test scores

All above materials should be sent by the application deadline to:

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Attention: Graduate Admissions
University of Michigan
1080 South University Avenue, Suite 3603
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

For questions about the CMENAS graduate degree program including application process and degree requirements, please contact the Graduate Academic Advising at; for general inquiries about MENAS, contact