2020-2021 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Islamic Studies

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Islamic Studies


APPLYING

After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 15, 2019

Admission Limited to

Fall

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General

Letters of Recommendation

3

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a research paper or other writing sample demonstrating strong writing and analytical skills, and a statement of purpose.

M.A.: Applicants are normally expected to have completed the equivalent of one course in early Islamic history and three courses in Islamic cultures and institutions. Applicants are expected to demonstrate intermediate level proficiency in one of the major languages of countries with Muslim majorities or very large Muslim minorities, including Arabic, Berber, Hausa, Indonesian, Iranian languages, Malay, Swahili, Turkic languages, Urdu, Wolof, and Yoruba.

Applicants who have any deficiencies in these prerequisites will be considered for admission on a provisional basis for one to three quarters. If admitted on a provisional basis, these students must satisfy the prerequisite requirements by taking the appropriate courses. Courses taken to satisfy prerequisite requirements may not be applied toward a graduate degree in the program.

Ph.D.: A master's degree from a program with requirements equivalent to those of the M.A. at UCLA is required. Advanced-level proficiency in Arabic is also required for admission to the Ph.D. program.

Applicants who have any deficiencies in these prerequisites, will be considered for admission on a provisional basis for one to three quarters. If admitted on a provisional basis, these students must satisfy the prerequisite requirements by taking the appropriate courses. Courses taken to satisfy prerequisite requirements may not be applied toward a graduate degree in the program.

Program Name

Islamic Studies
(Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)

Leading to the
degree of

M.A., Ph.D.

Major Code

0474

Address

378 Kaplan Hall
Box 951511
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511

Phone

(310) 825-4165

Email

nreast@humnet.ucla.edu

Website

www.nelc.ucla.edu