American University of Beirut



    Prospective Students

    Are you interested in the learning about the dynamics at work in political and administrative systems? If so, and you would like to acquire the intellectual and professional tools needed to make a difference in the world in which we live, we invite you to study at the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration at American University of Beirut, one of the oldest and most respected educational institutions in the Middle East.

    Individuals who are interested in applying to one of the BA programs can find the relevant application information here. Individuals who would like to apply to one of the MA programs can find the relevant application forms here.

    Acceptance to the MA program is on a competitive basis. To ensure your application receives the fullest possible consideration, submit your completed application packets and test scores to the University by the relevant deadlines. Applications packets must include:

    • A written statement of purpose (~400 to 500 words) that explains in detail why you would like to earn an MA degree from the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, your intended academic and research focus, your field experience, and your professional aspirations;

    • Two current letters of recommendation, written by individuals who can comment on your academic qualifications, professional accomplishments, and character; and

    • Submission of relevant test scores (GRE and, if necessary, TOEFL).

    If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment to learn more about the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, please feel free to contact us.​

    PSPA Student Society

    The PSPA Society welcomes all AUB students from different backgrounds and majors who are interested in current political and social issues in the region and the world. The society collaborates with university clubs and organizes public lectures and events. 

    The PSPA Society is a resource hub for all students. It provides valuable opportunities for professional development, networking, and community engagement. 

    Its activities aim to connect with organizations and universities to enhance networking in the field. 

    You are welcome to visit the society's social media platforms: 


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