Apply to the Advanced Comparative Islamic Studies Program

The Advanced Comparative Islamic Studies Program at Usul Academy is a rigorous two years MA program designed for those pursuing more in-depth and specialized research in the field of Islamic Studies and Comparative Social Sciences. 

English and Arabic proficiency are both required to be enrolled in the Advanced Studies program. In Arabic level B2/Advanced Mid according to ACTFL Standards or equivalent is needed to pursue the degree. Students are encouraged to upload proof of Arabic proficiency in the form of a certificate, transcript or diploma in the Arabic language if available. All students will undergo an Arabic proficiency assessment.

For students not previously enrolled in an English-speaking institution, a TOEFL certificate or equivalent is required.

Below are the documents needed to apply for the Advanced Studies: MA in Comparative Islamic Studies.

  1. Your BA, MA or PhD transcript.
  2. A Personal Statement: Your Statement of Purpose is not limited to, but should address, the following three questions: 1. How has your education or life experiences prepared you for this program? 2. What do you hope to get out of the program? 3. How does the program fit into your life goals?
  3. Briefly describe in 250 words your research proposal or topic you intend to investigate and write about with a supervisor. 
  4. Proof of English proficiency, if not previously educated in an English-speaking institution. 
  5. If available, proof of Arabic proficiency.
  6. Your CV.
  7. A picture of yourself.
  8. 2 references signed by your referee.
Application deadline: August 10, 2022.
 

Shortlisted students will be invited for an interview.

For Tuition & Aid information, click here.

To apply for financial aid, click here.

For any inquiries, please e-mail: [email protected]

Application Form

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Personal Information

Bachelor's

Student copies are accepted. PDF Only.

Master's

Student copies are accepted. PDF Only.

Doctorate

*Student copies/unofficial transcripts are accepted. PDF only.

Student copies are accepted. PDF Only.

*You may upload an additional transcript or Ijaza. PDF only.

*PDF only.

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*PDF only.

*PDF only.

*Please upload proof of Arabic proficiency if available. All students will undergo an Arabic proficiency assessment. PDF only.

*If you were not enrolled an English-speaking institution, you must upload proof of English proficiency in the form of TOEFL exam or equivalent. PDF only.

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Please note that financial aid is limited. Anyone applying must demonstrate both sufficient need and merit.