Master’s Degree in Islamic Texts

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Berkeley
Country: United States
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on an enlightening journey with Zaytuna College’s Master of Arts Degree in Islamic Texts, where students delve deep into the rich tapestry of Muslim primary texts. This distinctive program empowers students to conduct authentic research, providing them with the skills necessary to navigate the complexities of Islamic scholarship with confidence and insight. Under the guidance of esteemed faculty members, students engage in an intellectual discourse that transcends centuries, enriching their understanding of Islamic tradition and scholarship.


The MA degree at Zaytuna College is a transformative two-year program designed to cultivate scholarly excellence. Through rigorous coursework and hands-on research, students explore classical Arabic language and literature, Qur’anic studies, Islamic philosophy and theology, mysticism, Islamic law, and the history of Islam. Moreover, our comparative track offers a unique opportunity for students to contextualize Islamic texts within the broader European tradition, fostering interdisciplinary perspectives and enriching scholarly discourse.

Admission Requirements

  • Copy of current valid passport
  • Completed Certificate of Financial Resources
  • Financial documents
  • Bank statement or letter from the bank
  • Scholarship information, if applicable
  • Educational loan information, if applicable
  • Address exactly as printed on a FedEx label
  • international students must first pass the Arabic Proficiency Test to receive an offer of admission
  • international non-native English speaker applicants must also submit TOEFL, IELTS, CEFR level, or Duolingo English Test scores
  • Arabic Grammar
  • Arabic Rhetoric Semantics, Eloquence, and Rhetorical Figures
  • Arabic Formal Logic
  • Dialectics and Disputation
  • Semantics
  • Research Methods


Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates emerge as esteemed scholars and thought leaders, equipped with the knowledge and skills to excel in various professional pathways. With a deep understanding of Islamic texts and traditions, they contribute to academia, interfaith dialogue, cultural diplomacy, and research institutions worldwide. By fostering critical thinking and analytical skills, our program prepares students for diverse career opportunities in academia, research, cultural institutions, and beyond.

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