MA in Migration Studies

What Will I Learn?

Our graduate program offers you an interdisciplinary graduate degree in migration studies with a focus on, and a presence in, the Middle East.

Migration and refugee issues have become high priorities on the global agenda. Migration studies includes topics such as emigration, immigration, transit migration, labor migration, return migration, replacement migration, regular and undocumented migration, family reunion, transnational and diaspora relations, among others.

Your Career

Upon graduation, you can seek a career with 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, among others.


This program requires 30 credits: 

Core requirements (12 cr.)

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

Other requirements (18 cr.)

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 3
MIG740/INA842 Topics in International Law 3
MIG745/CLT880 Migration, Exile and Literature 3
MIG750/INA820 Globalization  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