This diploma is intended to provide basic knowledge of Islam and Islamic institutions and thought, particularly for students who have not specialized in Islamic studies at undergraduate level. Full-time students are expected to finish the program in two semesters. Extra time must be allowed for prerequisite courses and Arabic language courses if required.
The applicant must satisfy the university’s general requirements for graduate admission. For details, refer to the “Admissions” section of the catalog. Prerequisite courses may be assigned, depending on the applicant’s academic background.
To qualify for the diploma, each candidate must demonstrate proficiency in classical Arabic at the intermediate level (ALNG 202 or its equivalent). It is preferable that the student reach the required level of Arabic proficiency before the beginning of the course work.
A minimum of six courses are required for the diploma.