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Graduate Students

Students interested in a graduate degree in Islamic studies at the University of Michigan can pursue an M.A. through the Masters in International and Regional Studies (MIRS), which combines an interdisciplinary curriculum, rigorous methodological training, and international experiences with deep regional expertise.

In addition to the MIRS degree, the Global Islamic Studies Center offers a variety of opportunities to learn, research and explore Islam:

Since 2010, the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS) offers graduate students the opportunity to lead as graduate coordinators by organizing lectures and workshops throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to network with Islamic studies scholars on a national level. Graduate students at U-M are also encouraged to present their own research material at IISS events, which is a great space to receive peer-to-peer feedback.

Our funding offers graduate students Research and Conference Travel Grants. Funds may be used to pursue individual research projects domestically and internationally, or to attend/present research for a conference or workshop that explores topics in Islam and Muslim communities.

Our programming brings in leading faculty and scholars in the field. All lectures and events are free and open to the public. Graduate students are welcomed and encouraged to attend these events—it’s a great way to get involved and network with faculty. Please visit our events page for a current list of activities.