The MA with a major in Abrahamic Studies prepares students to work in the Abrahamic worlds of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam through gaining an understanding of the basic concepts and theories of these global cultures. Students will acquire language essentials for the study of the Abrahamic traditions; learn to discern the points of intersection among these faiths; and will be able to serve cross-culturally in and with Abrahamic communities and organizations based on respectful understanding of their beliefs and practices, and engendering humanitarian contributions to local and global cultural goals.
Students must complete the general core requirements (15 credit hours) and concentration specific requirements (21 credit hours) to complete this 36 credit graduate degree. Students may choose between a concentration in Islamic Worldviews and a student crafted concentration in Abrahamic Worldviews.
Persons interested in this program should apply for Graduate Admission to GIAL. If previously enrolled at GIAL in anything other than “graduate admission status”, you will need to change your admission status.
Prior to admission to the program, students must complete the following prerequisite requirements.
*Students may petition to waive these prerequisite requirements it they have taken equivalent courses elsewhere. Courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
General Core Requirements
|Abrahamic Language 1 & 2 (6 credits)||6|
|AC5315 Abrahamic Monotheism||3|
|AC5319 Comparative Messianism||3|
|AA5321 Multi-Cultural Teamwork||3|
|Total core hours||15|
*Arabic 1 and Arabic 2 are required for the Islamic Worldviews concentration.