Preparing Muslim Leaders in an Increasingly
Bayan Claremont is an Islamic graduate school located in Claremont, California. As a uniquely American and non-sectarian institution, Bayan Claremont educates men and women as Islamic religious leaders, scholars and educators. Bayan offers an accredited Master's degree in Islamic Leadership. Our graduate students learn in a multireligious and multiethnic graduate setting through shared courses and activities with peers enrolled at the Claremont School of Theology, the Academy of Jewish Religion, California, and other partner institutions.
Bayan Claremont represents an important next step in Islamic higher education in the American context. Our graduates are highly qualified and well-positioned to effectively serve as leaders and present Islam to American Muslims and the broader American society. These indigenous imams, chaplains, educators, activists and scholars will help serve the needs of the Islamic community in the religiously and culturally pluralistic realities of American society.
This M.A. program strikes a balance between theory and practice for those interested in positions of leadership with an Islamic foundation.