Ground yourself in the historic and contemporary manifestations of Islam, exploring the cultural, political, gender, and sectarian dynamics of the Muslim world. Engage with the textual foundations of Islamic theology and legal reasoning, while keeping a focus on issues of reform and fundamentalism so central to current debates. Gain practical knowledge interacting with Denver-area Muslim communities, while researching major issues in Islamic traditions or Muslim societies in your course work.
Immerse yourself in the study of Islam with coursework on pilgrimage, the Qur'an and hadith, contemporary Islam, and Islamic fundamentalisms. Enrich your study with courses at the Korbel School of International Studies, the University of Denver's Anthropology Department, or another DU department.
Language specialization: As part of this specialization, you will also develop proficiency in Arabic or another Islamic research language with coursework or through a competency exam. Our Center for World Languages and Cultures is one of many ways in which you can increase your language fluency. Program faculty will also work with you to identify language study programs and apply for funding.
International Experience: While not required for the degree, this specialization encourages students to spend time abroad. Program faculty and staff from the Office of Internationalization are happy to work with you to find a study abroad program, language study program, internship, or fieldwork opportunity to enhance your learning.
The priority deadline for all MA application materials to be received in the Office of Graduate Studies is February 1. Apply today!