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MA Requirements

Master of Arts - Arabic Studies

Students in this program choose between two subplans:

1. Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language: This track provides training in applied linguistics and foreign language teaching methodology with special emphasis on learning and teaching Arabic as a foreign language. 

2. Arabic for Professional Purposes: This track is specifically designed to accommodate the needs and demands of students, members of the business community and government personnel who want to study Arabic for professional employment in government, business or public policy. 

Admission: Applicants should have a B.A. in Arabic, Education, English, Linguistics, or related disciplines. All applicants must submit a completed application from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, official transcripts of all previous academic records, three letters of recommendation (preferably from faculty familiar with their most recent work), a statement of purpose, CV and personal statement and writing sample. Applicants whose native language is not English, must submit one of the following test scores: Michigan English Proficiency Test (minimum score of 85), Test of English as a Foreign Language (minimum score of 560 for written exam or 220 for computerized exam or 84 for internet exam) or the Arabic Proficiency Test of the American Association of Arabic for non-native speakers of Arabic (minimum score of 80%).

Minimum Credits Required: 30 hours of graduate credit.

Specific Course Requirements: Courses in general linguistics, Arabic linguistics, teaching methodology, and related cognates and electives. Please see the Department's website for more information.