Arabic Language and Linguistics

Arabic Language and Linguistics Online Master of Arts in Social Science

About the M.A. in Social Science: Arabic Language and Linguistics

Promote understanding as a translator or interpreter of Arabic.

Strengthen your Arabic language skills and develop a deep understanding of Arabic linguistics and culture with a 100% online master's degree from California University of Pennsylvania.

Arabic is one of the six most widely spoken languages in the world. Through this top quality master's degree program from Cal U Global Online, you'll develop the skills to function professionally as an educator, linguist, translator or interpreter in our increasingly diverse global community.

Build understanding and communication skills in Arabic.

With Cal U's flexible, customizable master's degree program, you'll develop advanced expertise in Arabic and apply that knowledge to the discipline or profession you choose.

In Cal U's graduate program concentration in Arabic, you'll learn to:

  • Communicate effectively in Arabic within various social contexts.
  • Utilize foundational, effective Arabic-to-English translation skills.
  • Articulate defining characteristics of key societal institutions in Arabic communities.
  • Apply insights and problem-solving strategies to the behavior of individuals and communities within Arabic culture.

Program Highlights: Arabic Language and Linguistics

Beyond Borders: Cal U's 100% Global Online degree program lets you earn your master's degree any time, from any location. Complete class assignments on the schedule that's most convenient for you.

Broad-based Experience: Students in this graduate-level program are encouraged to complete internships where they utilize their Arabic language skills in a professional setting. Transfer as many as nine credits to the program and select six credits of electives to expand your language skills and linguistic knowledge.

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42 Million 
Worldwide, about 420 million people speak Arabic, making it a key language in many fields, including business, government and education.
Projected increase in job growth for interpreters and translators of Arabic between 2014 and 2024, much higher than the average for all occupations. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Degree Benefits

Graduates of Cal U's graduate program in Arabic are positioned for careers as linguists, translators and educators in the government, business, nonprofit and military sectors. Other career fields include:

  • Study with expert Cal U faculty, including native Arabic speakers.
  • Earn a master's degree from a recognized public university in Pennsylvania.
  • Enter the program in summer, fall or spring, and complete the 30-credit program in less than 16 months.
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Graduate Outcomes

 Graduates of Cal U's graduate program in Arabic are positioned for careers as linguists, translators and educators in the government, business, nonprofit and military sectors. Other career fields include:

  • Public policy.
  • Economic development.
  • International relations.
  • Social work.
  • Immigrant advocacy.
M.A. in Social Science: Arabic Language and Linguistics

Accelerated Option

Begin working toward your master's degree while completing your bachelor's. Once students in Cal U's online B.A. in Arabic Language and Cultures earn 60 credits with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, they can begin taking graduate-level courses and applying 40% of the graduate credits toward their bachelor's degree.

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Top Value has ranked Cal U No. 1 in Pennsylvania for value and affordability. Students in the master's degree program in Arabic may be eligible for reduced tuition or a military tuition discount.

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Transfer Option

Through an agreement with the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Cal U accepts academic credits earned through the institute's associate degree program in Modern Standard Arabic.

Social Science: Arabic Language and Linguistics Online Master's Degree Courses

The master's degree program at Cal U builds on your bachelor's degree in Arabic language, linguistics, Middle Eastern studies or other related disciplines. Applicants are required to demonstrate language proficiency in both Arabic and English.

Course Examples
  • Arabic Dialect Acquisition and Variation

  • Arabic Linguistics

  • Arabic-English Translation

  • Methods of Research

  • Arabic Literature and Social Culture Aspects

  • Special Topics in Arabic

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Arabic Language and Cultures Faculty

Dr. Razak Abedalla-Surrey
Assistant Professor, Adviser and Program Coordinator

Andrea Cencich
Dr. Arcides Gonzalez
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mary M. Randall
Assistant Professor