Academic Programs

Islamic Architecture

Program Information and Requirements

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University offers a doctoral program and an undergraduate concentration through the Department of History of Art and Architecture, as well as a joint doctoral program with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Information regarding admissions and financial support for the doctoral programs can be found on the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website. Prospective undergraduate students should refer to the Harvard College website for similar information.

Scholarship support is available to admitted graduate students pursuing concentrations in the study of Islamic art, architecture, urban studies, and architectural and urban history. Once formally admitted to Harvard University's Department of History of Art and Architecture PhD program, students are eligible for AKPIA financial assistance. There is no specific application process for this assistance, but graduate students should clearly specify their research concentration on their applications. In addition, research funds for travel are available to graduate students through the Damon Diley fund, and costs of camera equipment needed for research may also be available for reimbursement. Please email the Program Administrator for more information.

Additional opportunities for the study of Islamic architecture are available through the Aga Khan Programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

 

Academic Programs

Doctoral Programs 

Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS): 

Harvard University, Center for Medieval Studies (CMES):

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): 

Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD):

Master's Programs 

Harvard University:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):

Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD):

Postdoctoral Research Programs 

Undergraduate Programs