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Majors and General Requirements

Call for Admission Applications for Spring semester of academic year 2023/2024

The Deanship of Admission and Registration has opened receiving applications for admission at the Arab American University for Spring 2023/2024. The following table shows the offered programs and admission criteria:

Department

Program

Admission Requirements / Teaching Location

Health Sciences Department

Phd in Nursing
( in association with Jacksonville University )

Applicant must be a holder of a Masters degree of at least a Very Good standing and a Bachelors degree of at least a Good standing, and his specialization in one of the two degrees in Nursing field from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus -泭Ramallah

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Applicant must be a holder of a Masters degree of at least a Very Good standing in one of the pharmaceutical sciences, and a Bachelors degree of at least a Good standing in pharmacy or science from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview.

Location: Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Main Campus - Jenin

PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
( in association with Jacksonville University )

(泭Admission not available泭for current semester )

Applicant must have a Masters degree of at least Very Good standing and a Bachelors degree of at least Good standing in Physio-Therapy or Occupational Therapy or Prosthetics and Orthotics or in Speech and Hearing Disorders or泭a specialty related to rehabilitation from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research,泭and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview.

Location: Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus - Ramallah

Administrative and Financial Sciences Department

PhD in Business
( Joint with Indiana University )
(泭Admission not available泭for current semester )

Applicant must be a holder of Bachelor and a Master degrees from universities or recognized academic institutions by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. One of the two degrees must be in a business-related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Masters degree or 2.60 in the Bachelors degree or their equivalent, and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview.

Location: Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus - Ramallah

PhD in Strategic Management

Applicant must be a holder of泭Bachelor and a Master degrees from universities or recognized academic institutions by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. One of the two degrees must be in a business-related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Masters degree and 2.60 in the Bachelors degree or their equivalent,泭and have an泭official valid GMAT or have a practical experience at least (4) years in the field,泭and泭Pass the personal interview, and Pass the English placement test.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus - Ramallah

PhD泭in Accounting and Finance

Applicant must hold a Masters degree and a Bachelors degree with a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent in both degrees, from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and one of these degrees must be in Business Administration. Applicant must also pass the English placement test with a B1 level or higher and the personal interview.

Location: Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus - Ramallah

PhD泭in International Political Economy

Applicant must hold a Master's degree泭of at least a Very Good standing and a Bachelor's degree泭with a泭good standing in economics or in a field related to economics泭from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview.

Location: Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus - Ramallah

Educational Sciences Department PhD in Special Education

Applicant must be a holder of a Masters degree of at least a Very Good standing and a Bachelors degree of at least a Good standing, and his specialization in one of the two degrees in the field of special education, psychology, psychological counseling or mental health泭from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus -泭Ramallah

PhD in Educational Administration
(泭Admission not available泭for current semester )

Applicant must be a holder of a Masters degree of at least a Very Good standing and a Bachelors degree of at least a Good standing in relevant specializations in education field泭in one of the two degrees泭from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research,泭and Pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus -泭Ramallah

PhD in Educational Psychology
(泭Admission not available泭for current semester )

Applicant must be a holder of a Masters degree of at least a Very Good standing and a Bachelors degree of at least a Good standing, and his specialization in one of the two degrees in the field of泭education, psychology,泭psychological counseling or mental health from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus -泭Ramallah

PhD in Sociology
(泭Admission not available泭for current semester )

Applicant must hold a Master's degree and a Bachelor's degree from two recognized universities, with a very good grade in masters degree and good grade in the bachelors degree. The applicants specialization should be in one of the fields that related program, which should be in one of the social and human sciences fields, such as sociology, social Services, political science, psychology, anthropology, Sharia, law, and media.
The applicant should pass the English language proficiency exam.
The applicant should pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus -泭Ramallah

Legal Sciences Department PhD in Public Law / Public International Law Track
(泭Admission not available泭for current semester )

Applicant must hold a Masters degree of at least Very Good standing and a Bachelors degree of at least Good standing in Law from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and pass the personal interview

Location: Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus - Ramallah

PhD in Private Law
(泭Admission not available泭for current semester )

Applicant must hold a Masters degree of at least Very Good standing in private law泭and a Bachelors degree of at least Good standing in Law from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and pass the personal interview

Location: Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus - Ramallah

Social Sciences Department

PhD in Conflict Resolution

Applicant must hold a Master's degree泭of at least Very Good standing and a Bachelor's degree泭of at least Good standing in international relations, conflict resolution, peace studies, political science, sociology, psychology, or a related social science泭from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus -泭Ramallah

PhD in International Relations

Applicant must hold a Master's degree泭of at least Very Good standing and a Bachelor's degree泭of at least Good standing from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus -泭Ramallah

PhD in Sociology

Applicant must hold a Master's degree泭of at least Very Good standing and a Bachelor's degree泭of at least Good standing泭in any program related sociology and social service泭from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus -泭Ramallah

PhD in Arabic Language

Applicant must hold a Master's degree泭of at least Very Good standing and a Bachelor's degree泭of at least Good standing in Arabic Language from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and泭Pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Main Campus - Jenin

PhD in English Language Teaching
(泭Admission not available泭for current semester )

Applicant must be a holder of a Masters degree of at least a Very Good standing and a Bachelors degree of at least a Good standing泭in English Language Teaching or any related field泭from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Main Campus - Jenin and泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus -泭Ramallah

Natural, Engineering and Technology Sciences Department PhD in Physics
(泭Admission not available泭for current semester )

Applicant must be a holder of a Masters degree of at least a Very Good standing and a Bachelors degree of at least a Good standing泭in Physics or any related field泭from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Main Campus - Jenin

PhD in Information Technology Engineering
(Joint with Palestine Polytechnic University and Al-Quds University)

(泭Admission not available泭for current semester )

Applicant must be a holder of a Masters degree (or its equivalent) of at least a Very Good standing and a Bachelors degree of at least a Good standing in 泭in a relevant specialization in Information Technology Engineering from a recognized academic institution, and the certificates and transcript should be certified by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the personal interview with the program committee, and have a valid TOEFL or IELTS grade not lease than 450 score in TOEFL exam or a relevant score in the IELTS exam. Or hold a bachelor's or master's degree from a university in a foreign country whose primary language is English.

Location:

Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus - Ramallah
Al-Quds University Campus - Abu Dies
Palestine Polytechnic University Campus - Hebron

PhD in泭Mathematics

Applicant must hold a Master's degree泭of at least Very Good standing and a Bachelor's degree泭of at least Good standing in Mathmatics from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus -泭Ramallah

PhD in泭Data Science

Applicant must hold a Master's degree泭of at least Very Good standing and a Bachelor's degree泭of at least Good standing in in data science, artificial intelligence, computer science, or computer engineering from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus -泭Ramallah

Media and Communication Department

PhD in Public Relations, Communication and Media
(in association with the French Ecole de journalism (ESJ))

(泭Admission not available泭for current semester )

Applicant must hold a Master's degree of at least Very Good standing in one of the fields of media, communication, or social sciences and a Bachelor's degree of at least Good standing from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the English placement test for the doctoral degree, and Pass the personal interview, and submit a research proposal and a motivational letter. Where priority is given in selecting students who have published research in the specialization. and proves that his studies were regular to obtain bachelors and masters degrees.

郭棗釵硃喧勳棗紳:泭Arab American University ( 51勛圖厙 ) Campus -泭Ramallah

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For further information, Contact the the faculty of graduate studies at 04-2418888 ext. (1471 or 1472) or at 02-2941999 ext. (5) or by e-mail at (PGSataaup.edu) or (FGSataaup.edu) or to contact the Deanship of Admission and Registration by telephone 04-2418888 ext. (3) or Fax 04-2510814 or by e-mail (DARataaup.edu).

Acceptance Instructions
  • Applications are accepted at the beginning of the first semester every two years where theyre asked to read the application attached instructions.
  • The Arab American University accepts students in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • Holds a bachelor and master degree and the certificate should qualify the student to join the program.
  • The ability of choosing a program is also limited to the minimum score requirements in the bachelor and master certificate GPA.
  • Students with a bachelor or Master certificate other than a Palestinian, will have their averages computed according to the University Council regulations.
  • Students can fill the online application through the link ()
  • To obtain the application from the Deanship of Admission and Registration and is filled manually, then the applicant submits the application to the deanship of admission and registration at Jenin or at Ramallah campus. (Apply for PhD in Information Technology Engineering)

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FROM泭STUDENTS
  1. Fill out and泭submit the泭51勛圖厙 Application Form
  2. Copy of the High School certificate (in Arabic or English) certified or equivalent by the Palestinian Ministry of Education
  3. Original copies or certified photocopies (English) of the academic certificates and transcripts issued by all universities and academic institutions the applicant has enrolled or graduated from to join the program and be certified or equivalent by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  4. Two original recommendation letters either academic or professional.泭
  5. Three original recommendation letters (English) from professors or business officers addressed to the Arab American University and the University of Indiana. The recommendations must:泭(for PhD in Business)
    • Holds the organization logo to which the referee belongs
    • Got the referees signature
    • States the applicant's (at least) triple name according to his/ her academic certificate
    • Mentions the name of the program (PhD in Business)
  6. Original experience certificate (English) if found (Mandatory for PhD in Business)
  7. Original copies or certified copy of the GMAT certificate泭(for PhD in Business)
  8. Original motivation written and signed by the applicant. ( one to three pages )
  9. Original motivation (English) addressed to the Arab American University and the University of Indiana, written and signed by the applicant to join the program. It is required to be as followed:泭(for PhD in Business)
    • To be between one to three pages
    • Include the program's enrollment objectives, academic and practical experience, and the skills of the applicant
    • Clarify any inconsistencies, confusion or ambiguity between work and study, if found, in the applicants CV
  10. Writing samples of previous professional and research ones that measure the applicant written and research skills to join the program (English)泭(for PhD in Business)
  11. Up-to-date resume (English)泭(for PhD in Business)
  12. Original birth certificate or a duly certified copy
  13. Copy of the ID (local applicants) or a copy of the passport (international applicants)
  14. Recent personal photo (2 pictures)
  15. Applicants for PhD in Business program in partnership with Indiana University - Pennsylvania, USA, must submit the required documents in English (2 Copies)

Academic System and Student Load
The normal course load for a full-time student during any semester (spring or fall) is considered to range泭from 6-12泭credit hours. Such a load allows students the opportunity to complete the requirements of the PhDs泭degree in four泭years.

The course load for the PhD in Business program is 18 credit hours per academic year.

As for the PhD in Information Technology Engineering program, Thesis hours are calculated within the course load. The maximum course load for the summer semester is 6 credit hours. The student must be free for a period of no less than two regular semesters while working on the thesis.