• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #120 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
The Arabic program from Georgetown University orients the teaching of Arabic toward building proficiency, and focuses on providing instruction that is meaningful, communicative, and responsive to the learners’ needs. 
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The Program

Our students in the Arabic program from Georgetown University are expected to learn Arabic communicatively, and to utilize their knowledge and skills to cope with authentic texts and authentic situations. This department focuses on teaching Arabic in its wider, more authentic contexts and in the principles of discourse and meaning. Today, this department plays a leading role in teaching Arabic beyond grammatical analysis to a wider scope of teaching Arabic in the realms of both linguistic and cultural proficiencies.

With the conviction that it is essential for Georgetown students to gain knowledge of the world through the languages of its peoples, the faculty members of the department of Arabic are charged with the mission of teaching Arabic with one ultimate goal in mind: to enable our students to understand Arabs and Islam realistically, to develop a genuine appreciation for the human experience of Arabs, and to identify the human commonalities that make Arab people closer to American people. The changes sweeping the world at the beginning of the new century, the swift development of technology, and the need for world peace more than ever before compel us all to foster teaching and learning of both Arabic and Arab culture for the ultimate good of the new world in which we live.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intensive Second Level Modern Standard Arabic
  • Spoken Arabic
  • Introduction to Islamic Civilization
  • Topics in Arabic Islamic Civilization
  • Intensive Third Level Modern Standard Arabic
  • Arabic Capstone Seminar
  • Intro to Islamic Civilization
  • Arab Film
  • Poetry and Empire: The Arab Ode
  • Arabic Drama

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Our application is conveniently located online for you to complete at your own pace. There is a $35, non-refundable fee. 
  • Submit an up-to-date version of your resume or CV.
  • Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this degree. Your essay should be two to three pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Your writing sample should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official High School transcripts of GED Certification
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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