MA Program Requirements

The application fee payment deadline for a 2021-2022 academic year degree program start (September 2021) is November 30, 2020. Your supporting documents must be submitted by December 11, 2020

To apply, please visit the Online Admissions Application.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • A four-year bachelor's degree in a relevant pro¬gram from a recognized university with an average of at least B+, or equivalent, in the final year.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Statement of academic intent.
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English, and who graduated from a university where the lan¬guage of instruction and examination is not English are required to meet the School of Graduate Studies English-language facility requirements

Program Requirements

  • Depending on the amount of undergraduate preparation, students may be enrolled in either a two-year program or a one-year program. Students can also complete the MA through a coursework option or course work combined with a thesis.
  • The MA program may be taken on a part-time basis.

MA Program (One-Year Option)

Program Requirements

Coursework Option:
  • Students must complete 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs).
Thesis Option:
  • Students must complete a thesis (1.0 FCE) under the guidance of a supervisor on a topic approved by the supervisor.
  • Students must complete 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs).

Program Length

  • 3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)
  • 9 sessions part-time

Time Limit

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time

MA Program (Two-Year Option)

Program Requirements

All students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs). Students who choose to focus on Islamic art and material culture must successfully at least 2.0 FCEs each in art and in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations.

Coursework Option:
  • Students must complete 6.0 FCEs.
Thesis Option:
  • Students must complete a thesis (1.0 FCE) under the guidance of a supervisor on a topic approved by the supervisor.
  • Students must complete 5.0 FCEs in coursework

Program Length

  • 6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)
  • 18 sessions part-time

Time Limit

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time