Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

The graduate certificate in Islamic studies provides valuable insight into the world of Islam, both Sunni and Shi'ite. The conflict between these two factions lies at the root of many contemporary issues in the Middle East and beyond. This turmoil has made the Islamic world a priority in foreign affairs, and knowledge of the faith's complex cultural intricacies is more important than ever. This certificate program guides professionals in related fields through critical aspects of Islam. Students graduate with the expertise needed to advance their careers and effectively navigate projects involving the Islamic world.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 12 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.

Required
REL 6401Islamic Historiographies
REL 6402Qur'an and Hadith
REL 6441Islamic Law
REL 6460Topics in the Study of Islam
Electives
Two additional courses chosen from an approved list in a variety if disciplines, most of which focus on Islam in the contemporary world