Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

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The six-course Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies is tailored toward professionals who wish to gain a greater understanding of the history, practices, culture and contemporary issues of the Islamic world.

Students complete two electives as well as core courses in topics including Islamic Historiographies, Qur'an and Hadith, Islamic Law and Topics in the Study of Islam. Most classes are offered in the evening to accommodate working students.

Course Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 12 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.
REL 6401Islamic Historiographies
REL 6402Qur'an and Hadith
REL 6441Islamic Law
REL 6460Topics in the Study of Islam
Two additional courses chosen from an approved list in a variety if disciplines, most of which focus on Islam in the contemporary world