Program Deadlines

Certificates are awarded three times a year: October, February, and May.

Students are highly encouraged to consult with the Middle East Institute Associate Director as early as possible in order to declare their intent to pursue the Certificate.

 Students who have completed the requirements for the Middle East Certificate must submit the Middle East Institute Certificate Checklist Form for approval to Astrid Benedek (amb49@columbia.edu). All students must also submit a separate Application for Certificate to the Registrar's Office.

Deadlines for submission of the Certificate Checklist Form:

October 2016 graduation:  September 15, 2016
February 2017 graduation:  December 1, 2016
May 2017 graduation:  April 1, 2017