Graduate Programs in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies | US & Canada


The Maydan team presents this mapping/database resource to help future applicants in the fields of Religious/Islamic Studies and Middle Eastern/Near Eastern Studies in their application process.

The map above includes both undergraduate programs (blue pins) and graduate programs (orange pins for PhD, yellow pins for MA).

In the list below we alphabetically present MA and PhD programs only. The list includes application deadline information as well as links to program and application pages.

Please email publish@themaydan.com for any corrections or additional information. We hope to expand on this resource by adding featured faculty and detailed program information sections in the future.


Religious Studies / Islamic Studies

American Islamic College | Islamic Studies | MA/MDiv

American Islamic College | Islamic Studies | MA/MDiv

Application Deadline: 30 December 2018 (Spring admission)

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Arizona State University | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Arizona State University | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Islam in a Global Context | Program Link | Application Link

Bayan Claremont, Claremont School of Theology | Islamic Studies | MA/MDiv

Bayan Claremont, Claremont School of Theology | Islamic Studies | MA/MDiv

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Islamic Education; Islamic Studies & Leadership; Islamic Chaplaincy | Program Link | Application Link

Boston University | Graduate Program in Religion | PhD

Boston University | Graduate Program in Religion | PhD

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Brown University | Religious Studies | PhD

Brown University | Religious Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 05 January 2019

Relevant Track: Islam, Society and Culture | Program Link | Application Link

University of California - Davis | Study of Religion | PhD/MA

University of California - Davis | Study of Religion | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Religious Studies | Program Link | Application Link 

University of California - Santa Barbara | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

University of California - Santa Barbara | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Chicago | Islamic Studies | PhD/MA

University of Chicago | Islamic Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Colorado | Religious Studies | MA

University of Colorado | Religious Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 10 January 2019

Relevant Track: Religious Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Columbia University | Islamic Studies | MA

Columbia University | Islamic Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 02 November 2018 (Spring 2019); 15 February 2019 (Fall 2019)

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Columbia University | Religion | PhD/MA

Columbia University | Religion | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 14 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islam | Program Link | Application Link

University of Denver | Religious Studies | Joint PhD/MA

University of Denver | Religious Studies | Joint PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Religious Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Duke University | Graduate Program in Religion | PhD

Duke University | Graduate Program in Religion | PhD

Application Deadline: 20 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Emory University | Islamic Civilizations Studies | PhD

Emory University | Islamic Civilizations Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Civilizations Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Emory University | Religion | PhD

Emory University | Religion | PhD

Application Deadline: 01 December 2018

Relevant Track: West & South Asian Religions | Program Link | Application Link

University of Florida | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

University of Florida | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Global Islam | Program Link | Application Link

Florida International University | Religious Studies | MA

Florida International University | Religious Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 01 June 2019

Relevant Track:  | Program Link | Application Link

Florida State University | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Florida State University | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: History and Ethnography of Religions | Program Link | Application Link

George Mason University | Middle East and Islamic Studies | MA

George Mason University | Middle East and Islamic Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 15 February 2019

Relevant Track: Middle East and Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

George Washington University | Islamic Studies | MA

George Washington University | Islamic Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 01 April 2019

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Georgetown University | Arabic & Islamic Studies | PhD/MA

Georgetown University | Arabic & Islamic Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Georgia | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

University of Georgia | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 01 January 2019

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Graduate Theological Union | Islamic Studies | PhD/MA

Graduate Theological Union | Islamic Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 14 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Hartford Seminary | Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations | PhD

Hartford Seminary | Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations | PhD

Application Deadline: 31 January 2019

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Harvard University | Study of Religion | PhD

Harvard University | Study of Religion | PhD

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Indiana University | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Indiana University | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Comparative and Transnational Studies of the Muslim Tradition | Program Link | Application Link

University of Iowa | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

University of Iowa | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Religions in the Middle East, Ancient Near-East and Mediterranean | Program Link | Application Link 

University of Kansas | Religious Studies | MA

University of Kansas | Religious Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Religious Studies | Program Link | Application Link

McGill University | Islamic Studies | PhD/MA

McGill University | Islamic Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of North Carolina | Religious Studies | PhD

University of North Carolina | Religious Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 12 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Northwestern University | Religious Studies | PhD

Northwestern University | Religious Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 31 December 2018

Relevant Track: Modern Islam | Program Link | Application Link

University of Notre Dame | Theology & Peace Studies | PhD

University of Notre Dame | Theology & Peace Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Theology & Peace Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Ottawa | Classics and Religious Studies | PhD/MA

University of Ottawa | Classics and Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Religious Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Pennsylvania | Religious Studies | PhD

University of Pennsylvania | Religious Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic History and Thought | Program Link | Application Link

Princeton University | Religion | PhD

Princeton University | Religion | PhD

Application Deadline: 31 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islam | Program Link | Application Link

Rice University | Religion | PhD/MA

Rice University | Religion | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: African Religions, Islam in Africa | Program Link | Application Link

Rutgers University | Religious Studies | MA

Rutgers University | Religious Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 01 June 2019

Relevant Track: Religious Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Southern California | Religious Studies | PhD

University of Southern California | Religious Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 31 December 2018

Relevant Track: Global Islam | Program Link | Application Link

Stanford University | Religious Studies | PhD

Stanford University | Religious Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 04 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Syracuse University | Graduate Program in Religion | PhD/MA

Syracuse University | Graduate Program in Religion | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 10 January 2019

Relevant Track: Texts and Contexts concentration | Program Link | Application Link

Temple University | Religion | PhD/MA

Temple University | Religion | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Toronto | Study of Religion | PhD/MA

University of Toronto | Study of Religion | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islam | Program Link | Application Link

Vanderbilt University | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Vanderbilt University | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Critical Studies in Asian, Islamic, and Jewish Traditions | Program Link | Application Link

University of Virginia | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

University of Virginia | Religious Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Scripture, Interpretation and Practice | Program Link | Application Link

Washington University in St. Louis | Islamic and Near Eastern Studies | MA

Washington University in St. Louis | Islamic and Near Eastern Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 05 January 2019

Relevant Track: Islamic and Near Eastern Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Yale University | Religious Studies | PhD

Yale University | Religious Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Zaytuna College | Islamic Texts | MA

Zaytuna College | Islamic Texts | MA

Application Deadline: N/A

Relevant Track: Islamic Texts | Program Link | Application Link

 

 

Middle Eastern / Near Eastern Studies

American University | International Affairs: Comparative and Regional Studies | MA

American University | International Affairs: Comparative and Regional Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Middle East; Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Arizona | Middle Eastern & North African Studies | PhD/MA

University of Arizona | Middle Eastern & North African Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 06 January 2019

Relevant Track: Middle Eastern & North African Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Binghamton University | History | PhD/MA

Binghamton University | History | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Middle East and Ottoman History | Program Link | Application Link

Boston College | Middle Eastern Studies | MA

Boston College | Middle Eastern Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 01 February 2019

Relevant Track: Middle Eastern Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Brandeis University | Near Eastern & Judaic Studies | PhD/MA

Brandeis University | Near Eastern & Judaic Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Arabic and Islamic Civilizations | Program Link | Application Link

University of California | Near Eastern Studies | PhD/MA

University of California | Near Eastern Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 17 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of California - Los Angeles | Near Languages & Cultures | PhD/MA

University of California - Los Angeles | Near Languages & Cultures | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Arabic; Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of California - San Diego | History | PhD/MA

University of California - San Diego | History | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 03 January 2019

Relevant Track: Middle Eastern History | Program Link | Application Link

University of Chicago | Middle Eastern Studies | MA

University of Chicago | Middle Eastern Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 07 January 2019

Relevant Track: Middle Eastern Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Chicago | Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations | PhD/MA

University of Chicago | Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations | Program Link | Application Link

City University of New York | Middle Eastern Studies | MA

City University of New York | Middle Eastern Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Middle Eastern Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Columbia University | Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies | PhD/MA

Columbia University | Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 14 December 2018

Relevant Track: Arab Studies; Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Cornell University | Near Eastern Studies | PhD

Cornell University | Near Eastern Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

George Washington University | Middle East Studies | MA

George Washington University | Middle East Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 01 February 2019

Relevant Track: Middle East Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Georgetown University | Arab Studies | MA

Georgetown University | Arab Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Arab Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Harvard University | Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations | PhD/MA

Harvard University | Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Histories and Cultures of Muslim Societies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Illinois | Middle Eastern Studies | MA

University of Illinois | Middle Eastern Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Middle Eastern Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Indiana University | Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | PhD/MA

Indiana University | Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Arabic, Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Johns Hopkins University | Middle East Studies | MA

Johns Hopkins University | Middle East Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 07 January 2019

Relevant Track: Middle East Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Johns Hopkins University | Near Eastern Studies | PhD

Johns Hopkins University | Near Eastern Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Near Eastern Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Maryland | History | PhD/MA

University of Maryland | History | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Middle East | Program Link | Application Link

University of Michigan | Middle East Studies | PhD

University of Michigan | Middle East Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 01 December 2018

Relevant Track: Arabic, Iranian Studies, Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Minnesota | History | PhD

University of Minnesota | History | PhD

Application Deadline: 01 December 2018

Relevant Track: Middle East and Islamic World | Program Link | Application Link

University of Mississippi | History | PhD

University of Mississippi | History | PhD

Application Deadline: 10 January 2019

Relevant Track: Middle East | Program Link | Application Link 

New York University | Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies | PhD/MA

New York University | Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Islamic Studies  | Program Link | Application Link

New York University | Near Eastern Studies | MA

New York University | Near Eastern Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 18 December 2018

Relevant Track: Near Eastern Studies  | Program Link | Application Link

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Ohio State University | Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | PhD/MA

Ohio State University | Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 26 November 2018

Relevant Track: Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | Program Link | Application Link

University of Pennsylvania | Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations | PhD/MA

University of Pennsylvania | Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Arabic and Islamic Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Princeton University | Near Eastern Studies | PhD/MA

Princeton University | Near Eastern Studies | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 31 December 2018

Relevant Track: Near Eastern Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Texas | Middle Eastern Studies | PhD

University of Texas | Middle Eastern Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures | Program Link | Application Link

University of Toronto | Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations | PhD/MA

University of Toronto | Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 10 December 2018

Relevant Track: Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations | Program Link | Application Link

University of Virginia | Middle Eastern Studies | MA

University of Virginia | Middle Eastern Studies | MA

Application Deadline: 01 May 2019

Relevant Track: Middle Eastern Studies | Program Link | Application Link

University of Washington | Near and Middle Eastern Studies | PhD

University of Washington | Near and Middle Eastern Studies | PhD

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Relevant Track: Near and Middle Eastern Studies | Program Link | Application Link

Yale University | Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations | PhD/MA

Yale University | Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations | PhD/MA

Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

Relevant Track: Arabic Humanities | Program Link | Application Link