College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Modern Languages > Graduate Programs > Arabic (MA)
Arabic language, literature and culture are more important than ever on the global stage. DePaul’s flexible master’s in Arabic provides a customizable curriculum to help you develop advanced linguistic and cultural expertise.
The program may be completed in two years. Core courses are offered in the evenings, while most elective courses are offered in the afternoon/evening.
As a master’s in Arabic student, you’ll complete a service-learning requirement at one of Chicago’s cultural organizations, like the Center for Arabic Language and Culture and the Chicago Cultural Alliance.
The Department of Modern Languages is currently only accepting students in the French and Spanish MA programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, though we encourage you to submit materials at least two months prior to the quarter in which you wish to enroll.
Submit an online application, language proficiency test scores, letters of recommendation and a letter of application.
You’ll take four core courses and eight electives taught in either Arabic or English.
of 2018 LAS master's degree recipients were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
Study Arabic short stories with Associate Professor and Arabic Program Director Nesreen Akhtarkhavari, whose translations of Arab prison literature, and original works of fiction, shed light on the humanitarian issues facing the Arab world.
Our master’s in Arabic alumni work in elementary teaching, higher education, government, social work, health care and business. And with a network of over 8,900 master’s-level graduates in Chicago and beyond, DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers lots of opportunities to grow your professional and academic connections.
Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the fellowships, scholarships and grants available to you.
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