Master of Arts in Muslim Studies
In the M.A. in Muslim Studies, you will focus on the tools and techniques needed to analyze the theology, traditions, and worldview of Islam. Students will engage in research and analysis that contributes to the ministry of cross-cultural life and work among Muslims.
The M.A. is Muslim Studies will equip you to:
Demonstrate skill in identifying and analyzing cultural issues.
Evaluate current strategies regarding the global mission of God among Muslims.
Demonstrate effectiveness in cross-cultural analysis, research, and writing about the global mission of God among Muslims.
Potential employment and service opportunities for graduates include:
Mission Service: Serve as a short-term to long-term missionary in cross-cultural service in the Muslim world; mission agency office support person; mission mobilizer.
Non-governmental Worker: Serve in a non-governmental organization (NGO) in the Muslim world or among Muslim immigrants to other countries.
Peacemaking: Serve as an advocate for peace where there is conflict among Muslims themselves and between Muslims and people of other faiths.
Academic Careers: The thesis option track of the M.A. in Muslim Studies is designed to prepare you for further graduate work, especially a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies, Intercultural Studies, or a related discipline. With a Ph.D., you have the potential to teach at the college, seminary, and university level in North America and abroad.