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Master's Programs

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Arabic Studies: MA

The department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations (ARIC) offers Master’s degrees in Arabic Studies with emphases in four fields: Islamic Art and Architecture, Middle Eastern History, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature.
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Community Psychology: MA

The Master of Arts in Community Psychology degree places its graduates at the forefront of advancing global trends towards multicultural and systemic community psychology practice.
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Counseling Psychology: MA

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program will help students develop skills and knowledge that are needed to provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and groups struggling with psychosocial issues and mental illness.
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Educational Leadership: MA

AUC’s MA in Education Leadership Program (MA-EDL) prepares and empowers bold, visionary, and inclusive leaders for universities and schools. It is intended to promote strong educational practices by equipping leaders with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions held by transformational educational leaders across the globe.
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Educational Leadership Blended Format: MA

The master's in educational leadership (EDUL) prepares and empowers bold, visionary and inclusive leaders for educational institutions, both schools and universities. It is intended to promote strong educational practices by equipping leaders with skills, knowledge and dispositions held by the most transformational educational leaders across the globe.
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Egyptology-Coptology: MA

AUC’s Egyptology-Coptology program provides students with a unique opportunity to visit sites and museums and interact directly with Egypt’s ancient heritage. Students also gain insight and experience from leading international experts in Cairo on a wide range of topics, from language and religion to art, architecture, the social structure of the ancient Egyptians, and heritage issues
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English and Comparative Literature: MA

The graduate programs in English and comparative literature offer students an opportunity to analyze the different questions that literature has posed about the central problems of human experience.
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International and Comparative Education: MA

AUC’s MA in international and comparative education (MA-ICED) produces students who are agents of change in educational development, policy, higher education internationalization, and international schools. Students will develop the professional skills to view educational reform in a global context and the analytic skills for understanding how the social, political, and economic elements of education impact quality and outcomes.
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Political Science: MA

The graduate program in Political Science Department offers advanced study in the discipline of Political Science, with particular emphasis and specializations in three areas; Comparative Politics; International Relations, and; Development Studies. 
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Political Science, Joint Program with University of Tubingen (Comparative and Middle East Politics and Society): MA

The Department of Political Science at the American University in Cairo and the Institute of Political Science at the University of Tubingen conduct a joint MA program in Comparative Middle East Politics and Society.
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Philosophy: MA

The Master of Arts in Philosophy at AUC gives students a unique opportunity to focus on both Islamic and European philosophy in the heart of a cultural and geographical crossroads where these traditions meet. Graduate students will be able to explore one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating cities while simultaneously examining a broad spectrum of philosophical traditions — Eastern and Western, Christian and Islamic.
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Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL): MA and Graduate Diploma

AUC's Master of Arts program in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL) is a distinctive degree program with few, if any, counterparts in other American universities.
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Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL): MA and Graduate Diploma

The primary mission of the program is to prepare superior teachers of English as a foreign or second language. It aims to engage students in the most modern theoretical understanding of linguistics and cross-cultural studies in English-teaching environments.
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Graduate Diplomas

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Arabic Studies: Graduate Diploma

An opportunity for students who do not plan to pursue doctoral research or academic careers to study the history, culture, religion, literature, and material culture of the Arab and Islamicate worlds.
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Comparative Literary Studies: Graduate Diploma

The diploma is administered by the Department of English and Comparative Literature. It offers a program in literature and literary studies that is both multi-cultural and interdisciplinary, for students from Egypt and abroad. There is a demand — both intellectual and vocational — in our intertwined world to understand how different cultures and linguistic traditions represent themselves and imagine their world.
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Educational Leadership: Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership is offered by the Department of International and Comparative Education. This Diploma is designed as a one-year (two semesters) program for students who wish to enhance their qualifications or pursue an academic interest in the field of educational leadership.
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Inclusive Education: Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education is offered by the Departments of Psychology and International & Comparative Education. This Diploma is designed as a one-year (two-semester) program.
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International and Comparative Education: Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in International and Comparative Education is offered by the Department of International and Comparative Education. This Diploma is designed as a one-year (two semesters) program for students who wish to enhance their qualifications or pursue an academic interest in the field of education.
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Political Science: Graduate Diploma

The Diploma in Political Science is designed as a one-year (two semesters) program for students who wish to enhance their professional qualifications or pursue an academic interest in the field of politics.
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Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL): MA and Graduate Diploma

AUC's Master of Arts program in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL) is a distinctive degree program with few, if any, counterparts in other American universities.
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Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL): MA and Graduate Diploma

The primary mission of the program is to prepare superior teachers of English as a foreign or second language. It aims to engage students in the most modern theoretical understanding of linguistics and cross-cultural studies in English-teaching environments.
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Community Psychology: Graduate Diploma

The community psychology program provides training in the design and implementation of prevention and intervention programs across a variety of settings, including nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, international agencies, government, schools, and private consulting.  
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