Admission Policy


Process to apply for Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degrees in Islamic Studies:

  1. Apply through website at the Apply Now tab (recommended), or click here to download and print the hard-copy of the admission application.

  2. Admission Application and $75 application fee must be submitted either online or mailed along with the required documents to Manara at 409 Minnisink Rd, Ste#105, Totowa NJ 07512

  3. When the Admission Application and $75 are received by the office, and the application is approved for admission according to requirements, an invitation to a student orientation will be mailed with a welcome packet.

  4. Student must attend orientation and provide completed forms from welcome packet.

  5. After receiving the completed forms from the student, a class registration link will be available to the student to register. Class registration can be done during orientation also.


Program Requirements 


General requirements:

  1. $75 Application fee payable to Manara Institute

  2. Two letters of recommendation

  3. Academic Transcripts

  4. Graduate Transcripts if applicable

  5. Bachelor’s specific requirements for all students: All the above

  6. Master’s specific requirements: All the above requirements and the following additional steps:

    1. An interview with the Dean of Graduate Studies.

    2. If the applicant’s previous degree is not in an Islamic or Arabic Studies related major, then the applicant is required to pass six prerequisite courses to qualify to enroll in the Master’s degree program.