Advanced Standing Program
Candidates entering with advanced standing, a Master’s Degree in Arabic linguistics and/or Arabic literature from Georgetown or another institution, are expected to complete the requirements below.
Complete 36 credits of course work (12 courses: 7 in Arabic and 5 in the minor).
The minor may be in Linguistics, Islamic studies or Area Studies.
These candidates will have to ascertain their specific course requirements on the basis of their previous graduate work, in consultation with the graduate adviser. It is expected that the core requirements in Arabic and Linguistics be met.
Language Proficiency Tests
Candidates for the Ph.D. must pass two language proficiency exams: one in Arabic and one in a second foreign language (this must be done before the next requirement may be attempted).
The proficiency exam in Arabic will be administered by the department and will test listening comprehension, speaking, and reading and writing. The second foreign language exam is to test ability to conduct research in that language and is administered by the appropriate department. French and/or German are strongly recommended as research languages. Hebrew and Turkish are also recommended as important regional languages.
Time to Degree
According to the Graduate School regulations, doctoral students who have been granted advanced standing on the basis of a previously-awarded Master’s degree and whose remaining coursework is more than 30 credits will be permitted five years to complete the degree requirements and to graduate.
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Department Events & Announcements
- April 17: Caitlin Attal & Ariana Marnicio Present their Senior Honors Theses
- February 20: Maisa Khawaja Lecture in Arabic: وعي الذات و تناول المحرمات في الرواية النسائية السعودية
- March 13: Akiko M. Sumi Lecture - The Motif of the Mirror and Beauty