MA programs at the Indonesian International Islamic University are intended to produce scientists on par with research associate. Students of such programs are directed to conduct an in-depth study of the grand theory in their respective fields of study. They must also delve deeper into more specific theory related to their sub-specialization interests. Furthermore, they will be provided with knowledge of the methodology underlying the scientific construct of the study program.
It should be noted that an MA student is not expected to pick a specialization, but the student is encouraged to pick an area of interest, which can later be developed into a specialization at the doctoral level. To that end, they can choose from a considerable number of elective courses on which to later develop a theme of their interest.