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Master's Admissions Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Islamic Studies.

  • A completed Admission Application.

  • Applicants with a Bachelor degree in fields other than Islamic Studies or Arabic Studies are required to complete and pass six prerequisite courses with a grade no less than a C to be qualified to apply for the Master Degree program.

  • The prerequisites courses are:

                                                                                     (GE115) The Islamic creed - العقيدة الإسلامية

                                                                                     (HS103) Hadith Sciences - علم مصطلح الحديث

                                                                                     (QS201) Qur'anic Sciences - علوم القرآن

                                                                                     (JF101) The Islamic foundations of jurisprudence- أصول الفقه 

                                                                                     (AR101) Arabic Syntax (Grammar) - قواعد اللغة العربية

                                                                                     (JF303) Jurisprudence of Worship - فقه عبادات 

 

  • $75 Application fee payable to Manara Institute

  • Two letters of recommendations

  • Academic Transcripts

  • Graduate Transcripts if applicable

Master Degree in Islamic Studies - General Track

Minimally, the degree is awarded to students of regular standing who complete satisfactory a course of study of not less than 38 credits, that consist of a total of 10 required courses, and an option for students to either submit a Master Thesis research, which is worth 8 credits, or choose three more courses out of new six courses in replace of the Master Thesis research that is worth 9 credits.

In both options, the student is required to complete the 10 required courses first, and then continue to either a Master Thesis research, or to complete three more courses.

The two options’ details are as follow:

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OPTION 1:

Maintain a letter grade C (equals to %70) average on all 10 required courses, plus a Master Thesis Research


 

OPTION 2:

Maintain a letter grade C (equals to %70) average on all 10 required courses, plus three more courses to replace the Master Thesis Research, must maintain a letter grade B (equals to %80) average on the three courses.

Student must choose a course from each of the three sections showing in this table

OPTION 2: Maintain a letter grade C (equals to %70) average on all 10 required courses, plus three more courses to replace the Master Thesis Research, must maintain a letter grade B (equals to %80) average on the three courses.    Student must choose a course from each of the three sections showing in this table

OPTION 2: Maintain a letter grade C (equals to %70) average on all 10 required courses, plus three more courses to replace the Master Thesis Research, must maintain a letter grade B (equals to %80) average on the three courses.

Student must choose a course from each of the three sections showing in this table