Program Deadlines

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

Students are highly encouraged to consult with the MEI Associate Director Astrid Benedek 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:

  • September 1, for degrees conferred in October
  • November 1, for degrees conferred in February
  • December 1, for degrees conferred in May