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Bayan Claremont offers higher education in keeping with our vision of "A World That Understands Islamic Values in a Modern Context." We currently offer an accredited 48-unit Master of Arts degree in Islamic Studies and Leadership, which enhances the knowledge and skills of religious leaders and professionals.

The following new degree concentrations will be offered to students enrolled by Fall 2016:

  • 72-unit M.Div. degree: Islamic Chaplaincy
  • 48-unit M.A. degree: Islamic Education

More information about these new educational pathways will be posted soon.

Preparing Muslim Leaders in an Increasingly Pluralistic World

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.

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Islamic Leadership

This M.A. program strikes a balance between theory and practice for those interested in positions of leadership with an Islamic foundation.

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