ŞEHİR Islamic Studies Graduate Program awaits its students with an academic staff featuring prominent names in the fields of contemporary Islamic world and classical Islamic sciences in particular who have embraced an interdisciplinary approach in their research for Islamic studies, evaluates the traditional knowledge in accordance with modern needs by taking into consideration the new developments and processes and promises to provide their students with an efficient and guiding consultancy.


Islamic Studies

Islamic Studies is one of the main objectives of the Islamic Studies Graduate Program to train strong, well-equipped, responsible, and moral academics that are ready to train others. The most significant output of the program is that it makes possible for the students to realize their goal to produce a top quality thesis in their research area. Students completing this program also reach a level where they will be able to correctly read and understand the basic resources of the Islamic sciences, as well as the main examples of the literature belonging to their choice of discipline. What’s more, they also gain skills such as successfully applying basic research and academic writing techniques. After graduating from this program students will have the basic and even more than that, necessary foundation to receive acceptance from doctoral programs where they will further improve their expertise and generate qualified knowledge.

Although the language of the program is Turkish, Arabic and English materials are also used intensively.

Assoc. Prof. Halit Özkan

Program Coordinator, Islamic Studies Graduate Program

Program Outcomes

  1. Will produce an interdisciplinary knowledge for the classical and modern problems concerning Islamic sciences.
  2. Will know the basics of data collection methods from classical and modern sources, analyze the data and interpret them.
  3. Will know the emergence of Islamic sciences as a discipline and the dynamics which led to the development of them in history.
  4. Will be familiar with the works and theories of the classical ulema as well as contemporary scholars.
  5. Will have a strong background and imagination which helps to understand the problems of the classical ulema in historical contexts
  6. Will be familiar with fundamental concepts and discussions in Islamic sciences.
  7. Will be able to write an MA thesis using appropriate methods, terms, and sources successfully.

Entry Qualification

Undergraduate diploma (or higher)

For admissions, the following documents are required: Transcript, Statement of Purpose, detailed CV, references (at least two), Proof of Turkish Language

Language Requirements


Proof of Turkish Language (TOMER Certificate of minimum B2 level)


Proof of Arabic Language (Sehir Arabic Proficiency Exam)

STEP (SEHIR Test of English Proficiency): 60

Other Requirements

At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.

A motivation letter must be added to your application.

Program taught in:
  • Turkish

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Last updated August 5, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
6 semesters
8,000 USD
Aug 31, 2019
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