Islamic Studies

MA Requirements

The MA in Islamic Studies require two years of course work (48 units).

Arabic Language

Maximum 12 units (3 courses)

Students must take two years of Arabic or demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level to test out of the primary source language requirement.

Courses on Islam

24 units (6 courses)

Mandatory core courses: Qur’an and its interpreters, Islamic law and legal theory, and Survey of   Islamic theology, philosophy, and mysticism.

Theories of Religion (mandatory)

Comparative Courses

4 units (1 course)

8 units (2 courses)



Secondary Research Language Requirement


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