About The Department pol Dept

Overview of the Department of Political Science

Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Middle East University

Established in 2005, the Department of Political Science proudly remains the sole awarder of a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations amongst private universities. We boast various-rank faculty who obtained their degrees from leading Jordanian and international universities.

Those looking to enrol in our postgraduate taught programme and graduate with a Master’s degree in Political Science are required to attend and pass courses that amount to 33 credit hours divided as follows: 15 compulsory credit hours, 9 elective credit hours, and 9 credit hours dedicated to submitting your thesis plan and authoring your thesis on a subject of your choosing. Students can also opt for the comprehensive track, which consists of 33 credit hours’ worth of courses, divided into 24 compulsory credit hours and 9 elective credit hours.

The programme covers topics ranging from political science, ideologies and systems to international and diplomatic relations. We also dedicate a compulsory course on the history of the Palestinian cause, being the Arab and Islamic nations’ main concern over the years.