• Respect Graduate School has been awarded a degree-granting authority by the state of Pennsylvania.

  • Our hybrid curriculum includes both online and on-campus instruction. The on-campus component is arranged in convenient intensive short-term attendance, allowing you to benefit from valuable in-person engagement with your faculty and peers.
  • Benefit from the most competitive tuition prices and scholarship opportunities for a Graduate Degree Program.

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    Respect Graduate School offers certificate programs in various fields of Islamic Studies. You can develop yourself intellectually in philosophy, religion and cultural studies by participating Respect's high quality certificate programs.

    Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

    Master of Arts in Islamic Studies (MAIS) program is a 36 credit-hour program that welcomes students from diverse backgrounds. The program typically consists of 12 courses and can be completed within two years of full-time engagement. It offers a comprehensive Islamic Studies curriculum, providing students with an opportunity to enhance their career prospects.

    Respect Graduate School

    Where knowledge becomes wisdom

    Respect Graduate School offers Master degree and certified programs in Islamic Sciences to its participants. The school supports students with scholarships and grants raised through donations and contributions from its supporters.

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    Serving as Respect Graduate School’s president is both humbling and challenging. At RGS all of us – administrators, faculty and students – are partners in learning, maturing and sharing with one another and with local as well as wider communities. As president I am eager to welcome every member of RGS community and to gain with you insights and energy to make the vision of RGS a tangible reality and to guide us in carrying forward our mission."

    Upcoming Events

    Animal Liberation Now

    September 28, 2023
    On Respect Campus / Live on Youtube

    Join us for this exciting opportunity to plumb new ideas and take home answers to hard questions. The level of material will tend to be for the scholar; however, the speakers, all experts in their fields, will shape their message to include the inquiring minds at all levels. There will be generous times devoted to questioning our speaker.

    Bioethics & Animal Rights in Islam

    September 7, 2023
    On Respect Campus

    This is a chance to explore the intersection of bioethics and animal rights within the context of Islam. Let's engage in a meaningful conversation together!

    Open House "Master's in Islamic Studies"

    July 25, 2023

    The virtual open house is a great time for you to ask any questions you have about the new Master of Arts in Islamic Studies Program. The presentation will be led by Respect Graduate School leadership and faculty and will include a virtual campus tour.

    Online Courses

    Clinical Pastoral Education

    We're happy to launch a fully online Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program that offers 4 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education.


    The Young Seekers

    We present The Young Seekers as a compass to the perplexed minds.


    Respect Qur’an School

    Knowing that learning Qur’an is vital and it is an endless process, we are committed to preparing students to perform Islamic practices in the best way possible.


    Risale Academy

    This program is a humble effort to introduce Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s life and writings to the English speaking world through a series of certificate courses.


    Respect Library

    The library provides a large main hall with 10,000 volumes in Islamic Studies, Philosophy, History and Culture. It has access to a private reading area that gives a pleasant, natural environment for the students to read and study.

    Respect Masjid

    Respect Graduate School has a rare mosque that reflects the nature of traditional Turkish Islamic art. Our mosque offers an attractive example of Islam to the cosmopolitan Muslim and non-Muslim society of America with its visual character and its religious services bearing the traces of Turkish Islamic thought that has been distilled for centuries.

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    Student Testimonials

    Moneer Tawfik

    Thank God that I am here with Respect Graduate School today. The comprehensive overview of the studies of Islam from world-class educators is what lured me to this school. Respect's rich curriculum and the availability of the educators are fundamental to the development of students like myself.

    Ahmed Naggayev

    One of the very many values Respect Graduate school gave me is the self-confidence. I compare myself before and after I joined the Respect Graduate School. I’m more self-confident now since I can discuss Islam with non-Muslims more comfortably.

    Khalid Shahid

    A friend of mine, a very dear friend of mine, introduced me to this school a few years ago and this has been a great fit for me. It’s been very welcoming, they have made learning very convenient. They have enriching courses and enriching curriculum. Respect Grad School is a very great school, I really enjoy.

    Fatima Kermalli

    "It is so thrilling to know that the opportunity to obtain a graduate degree in Islamic studies exists through Respect."

    Ozgur Yaglidere

    "I have found every class insightful, interesting and challenging."

    Erol Dincer

    "I love about RGS is that the atmosphere is not just academic, but spiritual as well."

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