By Fall 2020 the program had a total of 91 graduates. The Master’s Program in Middle Eastern Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY, was established in Fall 2008. The first student graduated in 2011 and by June 2016 there were 55 alumni. Of these graduates, 20 percent are in PhD programs or law schools, 30 percent are working in higher education; 17 percent are employed at NGOs; 30 percent in other jobs, including journalism, the performing arts, city, state and federal public service, or public service overseas and internationally.
To date, our former students have been admitted to
- Columbia University, Ph.D in History
- Fordham University, Ph.D in History
- Fudan University, Shanghai, Ph.D. in International Politics
- The Graduate Center, CUNY in the Ph.D. in English, Ethnomusicology and Political Science
- New York University, Ed.D. Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education
- New York University, Ph.D. in Anthropology, History and Middle Eastern Studies, and Judaic Studies
- Rutgers School of Law-Newark
- Temple University, Beasley School of Law
- University of Texas, Austin, Ph.D. Middle Eastern Studies (Hebrew)
The majority of the graduates have entered the workplace or continued employment in their jobs. These include university administration, library science, non-profits for human rights, as well as international affairs and teaching.