Best Islamic/Middle/Near Eastern Studies Departments

<p>I was wondering which schools offer the best of this type of department. I list alternate names due to the fact that these are very interchangable among many schools. However, I would like a department that has a strong Islamic/Arabic facet to it. Can somebody acquainted with this topic make some suggestions regarding say the top ten departments? Thank you.</p>

<p>Emory is a very repuatble school with a strong program in it.</p>

<p>All Ivies
Johns Hopkins
McGill
Michigan
NYU
U Chicago
UC Berkeley
UCLA
UT Austin
U Toronto
Washington
Wisconsin</p>

<p>^^ Warbler's post is probably right, but this ranking of departments, although from a graduate/doctoral perspective... <a href="http://chronicle.com/free/v53/i19/19a00801.htm%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://chronicle.com/free/v53/i19/19a00801.htm&lt;/a>
puts Princeton as the #1 Near Eastern Studies Department in the US. This is substantiated by the fact that Princeton's Firestone Library contains the largest collection of rare Islamic manuscripts in North America.</p>

<p>For the purpose of this thread (Islamic Studies), I certainly won't disagree. However, Princeton's NES program is notably deficient in the ancient period, so I would be hesitant to announce it the overall best. An unfortunate limitation of rankings. :p</p>

<p>if we were strictly speaking islamic studies along with arabic, how do the departments stack up? i heard umich or uchicago might just have the two best deparments in the country. how about stanford? ive seen they have recently opened up an islamic studies department.</p>

<p>Stanford looks like it has a pretty decent program, but it seems to be graduate only, with various courses open to undergraduates. You might have to major in something related like Religion or consider creating a major.</p>

<p>let us restrict the discussion to graduate school</p>

<p>number of masters and doctoral graduates in near/middle eastern studies 2005</p>

<p>HARVARD UNIVERSITY 39
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY 24
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN 13
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 12
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO 9
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY 6
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST LOUIS 5
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY 4
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 4
CORNELL UNIVERSITY-ENDOWED COLLEGES 1
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 1
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-SEATTLE CAMPUS 1</p>

<p>Gourman Report ranking for graduate programs in near and middle eastern studies</p>

<p>Harvard
Columbia
Johns Hopkins
Princeton
UC Berkeley
U Chicago
Cornell
U Michigan Ann Arbor
U Pennsylvania
UCLA
NYU
Brandeis
Georgetown</p>

<p>columbia and georgetown</p>

What about Yale’s program? Can’t fine much on it

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This is from 2007.

Just trying to take advantage of any info on the subject I can dig up