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Arabic PhD

The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies offers two tracks for completing a PhD in Arabic at Georgetown University:

1. Candidates entering with a Bachelor’s degree, or an advanced degree in a field other than Arabic, may apply to the Ph.D. program for an Accelerated Program which requires 54 credits of coursework.

2. Candidates entering with a Master’s Degree in Arabic linguistics and/or Arabic literature may apply to the Advanced Standing Program which requires 36 credits of coursework.

The decision to follow the Advanced Standing track is handled on a case-by-case basis after a student has been admitted, never before. S/He must meet with the Director of Graduate Studies to discuss the relevance of their past degree(s) to the PhD Arabic and then submit a formal request to the Graduate School upon receiveing departmental approval.

Please see our Department's Graduate Handbook for more information on these tracks.


Department of Arabic and Islamic StudiesPoulton Hall 2001437 37th St, NWWashington, DC 20057Phone: (202)

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