Ph.D. On Campus

Islamic Studies

McGill University

72 months
20972 CAD/year
5602 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Students pursuing the Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at the McGill University normally have a graduate specialization in the Humanities or Social Sciences, preferably in Islamic Studies or Middle Eastern Studies. Knowledge of Arabic or Persian at the second-year level is an asset. 


Admission to the Ph.D. Islamic Studies program at the McGill University will be granted on the basis of the Admissions Committee's opinion that the applicant can successfully fulfil the academic requirements of the program within an appropriate span of time.

The programme

  • The language component of the degree is demanding; students are required to have knowledge of Arabic or Persian, a second Islamic language, and a research, usually European, language.
  • Our Institute has been extremely successful in placing its Ph.D. graduates in top-ranking academic jobs in North America. Institute alumni now hold positions at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, as well as at leading Canadian universities. Our graduates help to ensure that a plurality of approaches to Islamic civilization is available to the students of today and tomorrow.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Introductory: Research Materials - Islamic Studies
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Feminist Theories and Methods 
  • Feminist Research Symposium

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20972 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10486 CAD per semester during 72 months.
  • National

    5602 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2801 CAD per semester during 72 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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