Announcement iconAdmission Applications are now being Accepted !!
for the Fall Semester of the Academic Year 2020/2021

Majors and General Requirements

Call for Admission Applications for Fall semester of academic year 2020/2021

The Deanship of Admission and Registration has opened receiving applications for admission at the Arab American University for Fall Semester of Academic Year 2020/2021. The following table shows the offered programs and admission criteria:

First: PhD Programs

Program

Admission Requirements / Teaching Location

PhD in Business
( Admission not available 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 Master’s degree or 2.60 in the Bachelor’s degree or their equivalent, and have an official valid GMAT score with (500) points or higher, and Succeeding in the personal interview.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah​.

PhD in Educational Administration

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

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah​

PhD in Special Education

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

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

PhD in Educational Psychology

Applicant must be a holder of a Master’s degree of at least a “Very Good” standing and a Bachelor’s degree of at least a “Good” standing, and his specialization in one of the two degrees in the field of education, psychology, or fundamental education, from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Pass the personal interview.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Phd in Nursing

Applicant must be a holder of a Master’s degree of at least a “Very Good” standing and a Bachelor’s 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 personal interview, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

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

  1. Applicant must be a holder of a Master’s degree (or equivalent) of at least a “Very Good” standing and a Bachelor’s degree of at least a “Good” standing in a relevant specialization in Information Technology Engineering
  2. Applicant must hold Bachelor & Master Certificates and Transcript. (certified by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research).
  3. Pass the personal interview with the program committee.
  4. The applicant must hold 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 ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah​
Al-Quds University Campus - Abu Dies
Palestine Polytechnic University Campus - Hebron

PhD in Physics

Applicant must be a holder of a Master’s degree of at least a “Very Good” standing and a Bachelor’s degree of at least a “Good” standing, in Physics or any related field, from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, And pass the English placement test..

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Main Campus - Jenin

Second: Master's Programs

Program

Admission Requirements / Teaching Location

Clinical Master in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing. and completed the clinical residency period, and must have a professions practicing license from the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Non-Palestinian doctors must obtain the professions practicing license from their countries, and Pass the English placement test, and Pass the personal interview (oral or written).

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Clinical Master in Orthodontics

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing. and completed the clinical residency period, and must have a professions practicing license from the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Non-Palestinian doctors must obtain the professions practicing license from their countries, and Pass the English placement test, or hold a valid TOEFL or IELTS grade not lease than 450 score in TOEFL exam or a relevant score in the IELTS exam. and Pass the personal interview (oral or written).

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Health Informatics

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing or any related disciplines from Allied Medical Sciences or information technology from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing. and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Toxicology

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or any related medical sciences fields from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Molecular Virology

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or any related biological sciences fields from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the personal interview, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Intensive Care Nursing

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master of Ophthalmic Nursing

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Emergency Nursing

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Contemporary Public Relations

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in any filed from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing. and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master of Business Administration ( MBA )
( Joint with Indiana University )

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in any Administrative and Financial Sciences discipline from a recognized university or academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, with a minimum 2.4 GPA (or equivalent) if they graduated since (5) years or more, and 2.6 GPA or (equivalent) if they graduated less than (5) years ago, And have a practical experience at least (4) years, and Pass the English placement test, And end the remedial courses for those holding a bachelor's degree in any discipline other than administrative and financial sciences.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Leadership

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in any filed from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the personal interview, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Accounting and Auditing

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in any Administrative and Financial Sciences discipline from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing. and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Strategic Planning and Fundraising

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in any filed from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Quality Management

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in any filed from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Human Resource Management

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in any filed from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Conflict Resolution

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in any filed from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Intercultural Communication and Literature

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in any filed from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Data Science and Business Analytics

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Science,Information Technology, or Engineering from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Cybercrimes and Digital Evidence Analysis
( Joint with Palestine Technical University - Khadouri )

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences , Computer Engineering , Application Computing, or any related Information Technology field from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing,And pass the Proficiency exam, and must have a (scientific or technology or industrial) stream high school certificate. 

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Educational Psychology

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in filed of education, psychology, or fundamental education from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Criminal Sciences

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Law, Criminal Sciences or Police Sciences from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Main Campus - Jenin and Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Civil Law

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Main Campus - Jenin and Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in International Law and Diplomacy

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in any filed from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Main Campus - Jenin and Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Commercial Law

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Main Campus - Jenin and Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Master in Innovation in Education

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Education or any education discipline, or Diploma in Education for Upper Basic Level or Education minor in addition to a bachelor’s degree in any filed from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Main Campus - Jenin

Master in Computer Science

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, or a related Engineering field from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Main Campus - Jenin

Master in Applied Mathematics

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related discipline of Science or Engineering from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Main Campus - Jenin

Master in Physics

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in physics or in a physics-related discipline (such as mathematics or a related engineering field) from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and Pass the English placement test.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Main Campus - Jenin

Third: Higher Diploma and Specialization Programs

Program

Admission Requirements / Teaching Location

High Diploma in Esthetic Dentistry
( Admission not available for current semester )

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing, and must have a professions practicing license from the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Non-Palestinian doctors must obtain the professions practicing license from their countries.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

High Diploma in Endodontics

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing. and completed the clinical residency period, and must have a professions practicing license from the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Non-Palestinian doctors must obtain the professions practicing license from their countries, and Pass the English placement test, and Pass the personal interview (oral or written).

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

High Diploma in Oral Implantology

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing. and completed the clinical residency period, and must have a professions practicing license from the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Non-Palestinian doctors must obtain the professions practicing license from their countries, and Pass the English placement test, and Pass the personal interview (oral or written).

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Campus - Ramallah

Residency Program in Orthodontics
( Admission not available for current semester )

Applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from a recognized academic institution by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a grade of at least "good" standing.

Location: Arab American University ( AAUP ) Main Campus - Jenin

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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 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 for admission are accepted each semester. Students are asked to carefully read the instructions that accompany the application for admission.
  • The Arab American University accepts students in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • The applicant must have earned an bachelor and master certificate, and the certificate earned that qualifies him / her to join the chosen specialization.
  • The ability of choosing a program is also limited to the minimum score requirements in the bachelor and master certificate GPA .
  • Students will be accepted in the different programs on a competitive basis according to their average in the bachelor and master certificate.
  • Students with a bachelor or master certificate other than a Palestinian, will have their averages computed according to the University Council or Council of Higher Education regulations.
  • Prospective students can apply online using (www.aaup.edu/apply).
  • 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 STUDENTS
  1. Fill out AAUP online Application 
  2. Transcript of high school diploma certified / or its equivalent by the Palestinian Ministry of Education.
  3. National Identity Card (local applicants) or passport (international applicants)
  4. Original birth certificate or a copy duly certified. (local applicants)
  5. Personal photo. ( count 2 )
  6. Original or Legalized copies of Academic Certificate and Transcript. ( certified by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research)
  7. Two letters of recommendation either academic or professional. 
  8. A motivation written and signed by the applicant. ( one to three pages )
  9. Original experience certificate (English) if found (Mandatory for applicants to Master of Business Administration - MBA program joint with Indiana University - Pennsylvania, USA).
  10. Up-to-date resume (only for applicants to Master of Business Administration - MBA program joint with Indiana University - Pennsylvania, USA).
  11. A sealed transcript from the undergraduate university (Transcripts from foreign universities must be legalized and accredited by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research).
  12. Applicants for Master of Business Administration - MBA program joint with Indiana University - Pennsylvania, USA, must submit the required documents in English (2 Copies)

Note: original and legalized copies of the above documents must be submitted in order to secure full admission.

 

Academic System and Student Load
The normal course load for a full-time student during any semester (spring or fall) is considered to range from 6-12 credit hours. Such a load allows students the opportunity to complete the requirements of the master’s degree in four semesters, except for Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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.