The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

MA in Migration Studies

Migration and refugee issues have become high priorities on the global agenda. The Middle East and Africa (MEA) is among the largest source, transit and destination regions for migrants and refugees in the world. Migration studies (emigration, immigration, transit migration, labor migration, return migration, replacement migration, regular and undocumented migration, family reunion, transnational and diasporic relations, remittances, ‘brain drain’, etc), which is rapidly developing in many universities around the world, has emerged as a multidisciplinary field of study at the graduate level.

LAU’s MA in Migration Studies is nearly the only program that offers an interdisciplinary graduate degree in migration studies with a focus on, and a presence in, the Middle East.

Potential employers of MA graduates include: government agencies dealing with migrants and refugees, integration, labor and employment, etc.; international organizations such as the International Organization for Migration, International Labor office, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Fund for Population, United Nations Development Fund for Women, etc.


Starting fall 2020, distinguished students can benefit from a full scholarship. Deadline to apply: June 30, 2020.


Students need 30 credits for the major (12 for the core and 18 for other requirements).

Core requirements

Number Course Cr
MIG710 Theories of Migration 3
MIG720/INA852 Research Methods/Research Methodology equiv. INA813H 3
MIG799 Thesis 6

Other requirements

Students have to choose six (6) courses (18 credits) out of the following:

Number Course Cr
MIG715/WGST815 Gender and Migration 3
MIG725/INA855 Politics and Migration equiv. to INA813G 3
MIG740/INA842 Topics in International Law 3
MIG745/CLT880 Migration, Exile and Literature 3
MIG750/INA820 Globalization equiv. to INA813K 3
MIG760 Citizenship, Transnationalism and Diaspora 3
MIG765 Migration and Development 3
MIG770 Cities and Migration 3
MIG780 Topics in Migration Studies 3
MIG785 Practicum: Internship or Research  

Contact Info

Paul Tabar
Extension 1215

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