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The MAAS program welcomes applicants who have some background in the region and in their proposed concentration. Though not required, prior knowledge of Arabic and appropriate work or life experience in the region are helpful. Successful MAAS candidates have strong analytic capabilities, an excellent academic record, high standardized test scores and a commitment to a future career related to the region. The application deadline is January 15 (or the first Monday thereafter, if the 15th falls on a weekend). The MAAS program admits students for the fall term only. Applications are assessed without regard to race, sex, religion, sexual orientation or national origin.

Learn more about how to apply.

Should you have any further questions or need assistance, please contact Kelli Harris, Academic Program Coordinator, at 202/687-8957 or

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies241 Intercultural CenterWashington D.C. 20057-1020Phone: (202) 687.5793Fax: (202)

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