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 learn to compare and assess the areas of intersection among these faith communities, and may acquire language essentials for the study of the Abrahamic traditions. Students will be able to serve cross-culturally in and with Abrahamic communities and organizations based on respectful understanding of their beliefs and practices, engendering humanitarian contributions to local and global cultural goals.
Students must complete the general core requirements (15 credit hours), focus electives (9 credit hours), and track specific requirements (12 credit hours) to complete this 36 credit graduate degree. Students may choose between the Academic Track which entails learning an Abrahamic language (6 credit hours) and writing a thesis (6 credit hours), or the Professional Track in which 12 credit hours of electives are taken as well as comprehensive exams.
Persons interested in this program should apply for Graduate Admission to DIU. If previously enrolled at DIU in anything other than “graduate admission status”, you will need to change your admission status. For more information, contact MA-AS-Coordinator@diu.edu.