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FAO Program

CMENAS is proud to offer the MA program to Foreign Area Officers (FAOs). 

Why choose the University of Michigan?

  • U-M is a low cost institution, providing in-state tuition for all active duty military students
  • U-M is recognized as a “Military Friendly University” by Military Advanced Education Magazine
  • Home to the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, which promotes scholarship to better understand the conditions and policies fostering transformations from authoritarian rule to democracy.
  • MA program complete the CMENAS MA requirements in 12 or 18 months 

Requirements

Sample 12-Month Schedule

Term Course Course Title Credits
Fall

MENAS 493
 

MENAS 695

HISTORY 442

Language Course

Comparative Perspectives of the Middle East and North Africa

Seminar: The Study of the Near East

Modern Middle Eastern History

Determined by Current Language Level

1.0


3.0

3.0

5.0

Winter

HISTORY 443

MENAS Electives
 

Language Course

Modern Middle East History

Selected in Coordination with Advisor to meet distribution requirements

Determined by Current Language Level

4.0

6.0

5.0

Summer

MENAS 698

Master’s Thesis in Middle Eastern and North African Studies

3.0

      30.0

Winter Term (January) Admissions

Students seeking a January start date will need to complete the application for the fall term preceding enrollment.  Please contact the Academic Services office for  more information.