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Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

The MA in Islamic Studies at RGS distinguishes itself from other programs with its emphasis on Qur'anic Arabic, a comprehensive curriculum on classical Islamic disciplines such as Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Kalam, and a balanced approach between analytical and traditional perspectives.

The program is 36 credit hours (24 credits of core + 12 credits of elective courses), with full-time (9 credits/semester) and part-time options to fit your schedule. A typical course is 3 credit hours.

Degree-Granting Authority

The Pennsylvania Department of Education gave degree-granting authority to Respect Graduate School in June 2023.

EXPERIENCED FACULTY

You will benefit from our highly qualified community of scholars with credentials in various academic fields, who have unique research expertise and lived experiences.

AFFORDABLE PRICE

RGS is dedicated to providing the most competitive tuition prices for a Graduate Degree Program. For a full description of the costs and fees, please visit the Costs & Fees page.

CONVENIENT SCHEDULE

Respect Graduate School is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, near major cities like New York and Philadelphia. 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.

HYBRID
PROGRAM

Hybrid Degree Program. Online, and Intensive, short-term On-Campus Learning 2200 Industrial Drive Bethlehem, PA 18017, USA.

Master of Arts in Islamic Studies at Respect Graduate School

The Master of Arts in Islamic Studies (MAIS) is a hybrid degree program. Program requirements include the completion of 12 courses. Introductory Courses (5 courses- Online), selection of one Concentration/Cognate (4 courses), and Final Research Project (3 courses). Upon successful completion of this 36-credit hour program, students will be awarded a Master of Arts in Islamic Studies degree through Respect Graduate School.

Courses

  1. MAIS 501 Qur’anic (Classical) Arabic I: Knowledge of Word Structures (In-person/Online)
  2. MAIS 502 Qur’anic (Classical) Arabic II: Knowledge of Sentence Structures (In-person/Online)
  3. MAIS 503 Introduction to Qur’anic Studies (In-person/Online)
  4. MAIS 504 Introduction to Hadith (In-person/Online)
  5. MAIS 505 Survey of Islamic Thought (In-person/Online)

Earn a Masters in Islamic Studies Now!

RGS is dedicated to providing the most competitive tuition prices for a Graduate Degree Program. For a full description of the costs and fees, please visit the Costs & Fees page.

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