Columbia University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Islamic Studies


630 West 169th Street

New York City, NY 10027

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Islamic Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.A. in Islamic Studies focuses on the cultural, political, and religious history of Islam and the nations and populations linked to this practice of faith. Students pursue their interest in the field through the course offerings of several departments in the Arts and Sciences and, to a lesser extent, other schools at Columbia. Courses give students the foundation to specialize in one period or interdisciplinary area as they design an individual program of study in consultation with the program coordinator. The program concludes with a thesis on a limited topic within the student's area of concentration.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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