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Arabic Studies - MA

Program Overview

The MA program gives students a comprehensive academic and intellectual grounding on the development and contribution of Arab and Islamic civilizations. After successfully completing eight graduate courses, each student’s study culminates in the writing of a research-based thesis that contributes original findings within one’s field of concentration.


  • Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Middle Eastern History
  • Islamic Studies
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Degrees and Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the master of arts degree in Arabic  Studies the student must reach an acceptable level of proficiency in Arabic. 

Many students continue to develop their Arabic language skills while studying for the Master’s degree.


In addition to the university's fellowships, some funding opportunities are particularly relevant to students in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations

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