The department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations (ARIC) offers the Arabic Studies program from The American University in Cairo with emphases in four fields: Islamic Art and Architecture, Middle Eastern History, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature. The degree program is designed to give students a solid academic background in the ideas and traditions that form the foundation of the important contributions of the Arab and Muslim peoples to human civilization. Course offerings cover the Arab and Islamic world from the seventh century to the modern era. All students must write a master’s thesis based on research using original Arabic language sources. There is no comprehensive exam option.
The student may choose one of the following areas of specialization:
- Arabic Language and Literature
- Islamic Art and Architecture
- Middle Eastern History
- Islamic Studies
More informationVisit official programme website
- Seminar on a Selected Work or Author in Classical Arabic Literature
- Seminar on Modern Arabic Literature: Nineteenth Century
- Seminar on Modern Arabic Literature: Twentieth Century
- Special Studies in Islamic Art and Architecture
- Studies in the Qur’an
- Seminar on Selected Topics in Sira or Hadith
- Seminar on Selected Topics in Islamic Law and Legal Theory
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before
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- An online application for graduate studies
- Online payment of the application fee
- The selection of up to two graduate programs for which the admission application will be processed
- A statement of purpose indicating the reasons of interest in the specific program
- An updated resume (CV) that must include work experience and educational background
- At least two online letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic or professional background.
- Official academic records, of which one must be a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with proof of degree completion.
- Clear copy of the information pages of your passport
- One recent passport size photograph
International735 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 735 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
National522 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 522 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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