Why AUB?
  • ​​​​​​There is no better investment in one's future than a graduate degree from a university that is globally recognized for excellence across a wide variety of disciplines.

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The American University of Beirut presents a uniquely rewardin​g and all-encompassing graduate experience, ​​offering an American liberal arts education in a distinctly Middle Eastern context.

    For more than 150 years, AUB has been part of the fabric of Lebanon and the Arab world, graduating generations of engaged and​ accomplished leaders in every field and discipline.

    Founded in 1866, AUB is a pioneer in research and education excellence. The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in the US. Individual faculties, schools, and programs are also accredited by distinguished international bodies such as ABET, CEPH, CCNE, AACSB, ACEND, ACGME-I, and ANCC/Magnet.​

    AUB offers a constantly growing spectrum of specialized and multidisciplinary graduate programs. New degrees are being introduced to meet evolving needs. All graduate  degrees are registered with both the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education.​

    AUB maintains a high position in the QS World University Rankings. It is the #1 university in the Arab region and ranks in the top 250 globally. Also, AUB has been rated one of the world's most attractive universities among employers: it is the leading university for graduate employability in the Arab world and the MENA region and ranks in the top 50 globally.​

    In addition to rigorous academic curricula and established research facilities​, the university emphasizes communication, values, and collaboration as essential elements of the educational experience.

    Thanks to its prime location in the heart of Beirut and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the university is an oasis of green in a bustling city. In fact, AUB’s 60-acre wooded main campus has been chosen among the most beautiful universities in the world.  It  i​​​ncludes a state-of-the-art medical center, five contemporary libraries, cutting-edge labs, seven fully equipped dormitories, three treasured museums, and a remarkable students’ sports center with an indoor ​pool and a private beach.​

    AUB students are active in a variety of civic, athletic, cultural and recreational activities on and off campus. The AUB community also benefits from global diversity amongst its students, faculty, and staff. The quality of life of students is an utmost priority at AUB.​

  • ​​Student Testimonials

    • "Because of this vibrant research environment I've been granted the L'Oreal-UNESCO International Fellowship for Women in Science in 2012 and 2013, and I've been also invited to speak at the United Nations ECOSOC for Young Innovators in New York in 2013."
      Dana Bazzoun
      PhD in Molecular Biology

    • "... there’s no better place to study than right here, in Beirut... Being surrounded by many of the Middle Eastern cultures in a small area has allowed me to begin to understand the complexities of the region. At AUB I am receiving a rich education inside and outside the classroom.​"

      Jennifer DeKnight
      United States
      MS in Education
    • ​"At first I was a bit hesitant because I am coming from [a] non-English speaking background, but after taking an English intensive program​ now I am able to enjoy my graduate courses here. AUB offers a new whole system of education to me."

       ​Sarin Poladian
      MS in ​Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics​


  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Chartered by the State of New York
  • Accredited ​MSCHE - USA 
  • High QS World University Ranking 
  • #1 QS Ranking in the region
  • #1 E​mployer in​ the region​