The Islamic Studies and Leadership track strikes a careful balance between theory and practice for students interested in positions of leadership in Muslim contexts, particularly in North American Muslim communities.
The program requires courses in the Qur’an, Islamic philosophy, theology, history, jurisprudence, and spirituality as well as Arabic language to ensure a firm grounding in Islamic thought and practice.
Students can then customize their program to study contemporary issues in ethics, youth development, urban education, spiritual formation, immigration rights, non-profit leadership, and/or spiritual care, among others. The degree culminates with an exam in Arabic translation and communication, and a paper/project or master’s thesis.
Students in this program will be prepared for a variety of careers in public, private, religious and non-profit contexts that require grounding in the Islamic tradition.