McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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

Islamic Studies

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Islamic Studies
Description Students pursuing the Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at the Institute normally have a graduate specialization in the Humanities or Social Sciences, preferably in Islamic Studies or Middle Eastern Studies, and knowledge of Arabic at the lower intermediate level. Admission to the Ph.D. program will be granted on the basis of the Admissions Committee's opinion that the applicant can successfully fulfil the academic requirements of the program within an appropriate span of time (normally six years). The language component of the degree is demanding; students are required to have knowledge of Arabic, a second Islamic language and a research, usually European, language. Our Institute has been extremely successful in placing its Ph.D. graduates in top-ranking academic jobs in North America. Institute alumni now hold positions at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, as well as at leading Canadian universities. Our graduates help to ensure that a plurality of approaches to Islamic civilization is available to the students of today and tomorrow.
Website: Islamic Studies at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:

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Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
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; copy of M.A. thesis for Ph.D. applicants.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Portfolio

* 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