Graduate Admissions

The American University of Beirut – Mediterraneo is offering two graduate programs:

Because all AUB Mediterraneo programs are cohort-based, we admit students only once a year, in the fall term.

Requirements for admission to graduate programs at the American University of Beirut – Mediterraneo are as follows:  

  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended providing a complete record of study.
  • Two recommendation letters.  
  • English language requirement (upon admission and prior to matriculation). 
  • Statement of purpose.


English Language Requirement 

Students who have graduated from the American University of Beirut or from a recognized college or university in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand are exempted from the English language requirement.

All other students applying to master's programs can demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting scores that meet or exceed the minimum score on one of several tests listed below. ​

Minimum Score  Validity 
TOEFL iBT 97 2 years 
IELTS (Academic) 2 years 
GRE (Verbal) 147 5 years 
GMAT (Verbal)255 years 

  • Students are not required to take the GRE and/or GMAT exam to be considered for admission to AUB Mediterraneo. These exams can be used, however, to meet the English language requirement.
  • All graduate applicants are requested to demonstrate English language proficiency as soon as possible after receiving their admission decision from AUB Mediterraneo.

Applying for the 2024-25 academic year:​

Applying for the:
Deadline for application & recommendation letters Notification Date​
English language requirement deadline
2024–25 academic yearMarch 14, 2024 May 17, 2024 July 31, 2024​

How to apply:

Prospective students​ wishing to apply for graduate studies, must apply online.

Linking to the American University of Beirut in Beirut

Students studying at the American University of Beirut – Mediterraneo will benefit from the university's close ties with the AUB campus in Beirut in the form of student exchanges, faculty exchanges, collaborative research projects, and expanded online and hybrid learning opportunities.  AUB Mediterraneo bases its educational philosophy and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education.  The university supports freedom of thought and expression, and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking, life-long learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility and leadership.  As a twin campus of the American University of Beirut, it works to develop students who are thoughtful, tolerant, and engaged global citizens.  

To further this global mission, all AUB Mediterraneo students must be eligible to travel to Lebanon and will be required to complete a period of residency at AUB in Beirut. This can be done in one of three ways:

  • Conduct a project on community-based learning in Beirut
  • Complete an internship in Beirut
  • Spend one or two academic terms in Beirut

Please check the following pages for information regarding:​

If you are interested in graduate ​admission, please complete this​ f​orm.