Arabic is one of the six most widely spoken languages in the world. With PennWest’s online master’s in Arabic and linguistic studies, you’ll develop the skills to excel professionally as an educator, linguist, translator or interpreter in our increasingly diverse global community.
Throughout the course of this 30-credit program, you’ll be encouraged to explore Arabic as a language system, delving into linguistic concepts such as phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Under the guidance of expert faculty, including native Arabic speakers, you’ll learn to understand differences among Arabic dialects and survey literary texts as a means of understanding their social, historical and cultural contexts. An internship will further develop your Arabic language skills in a professional setting.
With your master’s in Arabic and Linguistics in hand, you’ll have the specialized knowledge and capabilities you need to enter a variety of Arabic-related career pathways.
Approximate number of Arabic-speaking people in the world.
Arabic is a key language in many fields, including business, government and education.
Earn your master’s degree online, and on your time.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growth for interpreters and translators of Arabic to be much higher than the average for all occupations between 2016 and 2026.
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Graduates of PennWest’s online master’s in Arabic Language and Linguistics program are well suited for careers in both the public and private sector. You may pursue employment in government as a policy analyst or an immigration and nationalization specialist, or as diplomat in an Arabic-speaking country. You might opt to work in education or at a large corporation where your translation skills are needed. Or perhaps you might opt for a job with the military, working as an intelligence analyst, translator or interpreter.
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PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.