M.A. On Campus

Arabic and Islamic Studies

Georgetown University

24 months
54744 USD/year
54744 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Arabic and Islamic Studies M.A. program at Georgetown University seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of classical and modern Islamic thought and to provide understanding of Arabophone culture and intellectual history in the pre-modern and modern periods.


With a special emphasis on Arabic textual traditions, the program offers graduate training in the study of the languages, literatures, and thought of the Islamic world, and introduces students to scholarly approaches to the study of Islam.

The Program

Entering students in the Arabic and Islamic Studies M.A. program at Georgetown University are required to have Arabic language competence equivalent to at least that attained by the end of the third year of intensive language study in the undergraduate program at Georgetown University. In the first week of their first academic year, students who are non-native Arabic speakers are required to take an Arabic language exam administered by the department. Students who fail this exam are required to be enrolled in advanced Arabic classes, and to take the exam again at the end of the fall semester.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Language
  • Fundamentals of Arabic Linguistics
  • Arabic Morphology and Syntax
  • History of Arabic Linguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Graduate School applicationform
  • A non-refundable applicationfee
  • A statement of purpose in English of approximately 500words
  • Official transcripts of the applicant’s academicrecord
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    54744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    54744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Arabic and Islamic Studies
Georgetown University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!