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Near Eastern Languages - Arabic

Wayne State University

12 months
1527 USD/credit 48864 USD/year
1527 USD/credit 48864 USD/year
705 USD/credit 22560 USD/year
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An MA in Near Eastern Languages - Arabic from Wayne State University provides advanced training in Arabic language and linguistics, as well as Near Eastern and Islamic Studies.


The Detroit metro area is home to the largest Arab American community in the United States. A deep knowledge of the Arabic language is vitally important in the local economy, and also important globally. 

Applicants to the Near Eastern Languages - Arabic program at Wayne State University must demonstrate competency in Arabic. Students who complete the program are trained to use source texts in Arabic issuing from a variety of contexts, and gain specialized knowledge about Middle Eastern history and culture through coursework in history, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, sociology, and the politics of the Middle East.

Programme Structure

The master’s degree is offered by this department under the following options:

  • Plan A: Thirty-two credits including an eight credit thesis.
  • Plan B: Thirty-two credits including a three credit essay.

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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32 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

  • International applicants must complete the equivalent of a U.S. four-year degree, including all state and external/internal examinations required for the degree. Although a degree in another country may have a name similar to a U.S. degree, this does not necessarily indicate the degree can be accepted as equivalent.Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or its equivalent in upper division coursework.
  • The Graduate School does not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). However, individual program requirements vary. 
  • Submit your official transcript(s)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1527 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    48864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1527 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    22560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 705 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Detroit

1050 - 1770 USD /month
Living costs

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


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