College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Modern Languages > Graduate Programs > Arabic (MA)

Arabic (MA)

Arabic (MA)
Two students studying

Study Arabic in the home of one of the largest Arab populations in the U.S.

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.

Request More InfoAdmission EventsApply

Engage locally, think internationally

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.

Application Deadlines

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.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, language proficiency test scores, letters of recommendation, letters of application, and complete an interview with a faculty member in our Arabic program.

Learn More

Required Courses

You’ll take three core courses and nine electives taught in either Arabic or English.

Learn More


of Modern Language graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.


The median salary for Modern Language graduates was $50,000.

Learn from groundbreaking faculty

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.

Alumni Network

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.

Scholarships & Aid

Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the fellowships, scholarships and grants available to you.

Learn More

Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-7315 or

Take the next step

We’ll send you information about the degree, admission requirements and upcoming info sessions. Let’s get started.

If the form fails to load or displays incorrectly, click here to fill out an alternate form.