McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Islamic Studies (M.A.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Islamic Studies
Description Opportunities for research are wide and varied, reflecting the interests of both the faculty and students. Students may choose a specialization from the following options: Arabic Literatures; Arab American/Arab Canadian Literatures; Persian Literature; Urdu Literature; Islamic Theology; Islamic Philosophy; Science in Islamic Societies; Islamic History; Safavid History; History of the Modern Middle East; Anthropology and History of Modern Iran; Islam and Politics; Islam in Africa; Islamic Law and Women; and Gender Studies in Islam. Students have the opportunity to be involved in a number of cutting-edge research projects. The degrees and specializations offered at the Institute are the M.A. in Islamic Studies (Thesis); M.A. in Islamic Studies (Thesis) with Option in Gender and Women’s Studies; Ph.D. in Islamic Studies; and Ph.D. in Islamic Studies with Option in Gender and Women’s Studies. The Islamic Studies Library is especially strong in its reference materials and periodical holdings for Islamic regions. The collection, one of the largest in North America, contains over 150,000 volumes in principal European languages as well as in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, and other Islamic languages.
Website: Islamic Studies (M.A.) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

For more information see:
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 567] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

McGill University application form; Application fee of $100, payable by credit card; Two originals of all official university transcripts (B.A. and/or M.A., if applicable); Two letters of recommendation for M.A. applications OR three letters of recommendation for Ph.D. applications; Proof of English competency (if applicable); Institute of Islamic Studies Academic Information Background form.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Knowledge of Arabic is recommended or required, as follows: one year of language training for M.A. applicants is highly recommended

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015