Institute of Islamic Studies

Welcome to the Institute of Islamic Studies

McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies was founded along with the Islamic Studies Library (ISL) in 1952, and since 1983 both have been housed on the main campus in Morrice Hall.

Public Declaration: 15 March 2019

The Institute of Islamic Studies condemns the murderous attacks on Muslims in mosques in New Zealand. We would like to express our sadness and offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims, and all others affected by it. We continue to stand in solidarity with Muslim communities worldwide and reaffirm our ongoing condemnation of Islamophobia in all of its forms.

Undergraduate Programs

The undergraduate programs in World Islamic and Middle East Studies offer students language-based interdisciplinary training about the Islamic World.

Graduate Programs

The Institute of Islamic Studies offers two MA programs: a general MA in Islamic Studies, and an MA in Islamic Studies - Gender and Women's Studies Concentration.




Discover the Arabic side of Montreal!

Come and learn one of the most important languages of the world in the heart of one of North America’s most culturally diverse cities, Montreal. Hosted by McGill University, the Arabic Summer Program is an intensive and immersive language experience that combines formal language training in Modern Standard and Colloquial Arabic with cultural and social activities.