Theological Studies, M.A. | Claremont School of Theology | Claremont, United States
24 months
1105 USD/credit 26520 USD/year
1105 USD/credit 26520 USD/year
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The Theological Studies program of Claremont School of Theology is a 48-unit degree with a track in Islamic Studies and Leadership.


The Theological Studies program of Claremont School of Theology provides room for students to personalize their studies to their own areas of interest.  The culmination of this degree is a summative exercise which usually takes the form of a Master’s thesis.

Islamic Studies and Leadership Track

The Islamic Studies and Leadership track strikes a careful balance between theory and practice for students interested in positions of leadership in Muslim contexts, particularly in North American Muslim communities.

The program requires courses in the Qur’an, Islamic philosophy, theology, history, jurisprudence, and spirituality as well as Arabic language to ensure a firm grounding in Islamic thought and practice.

Students can then customize their program to study contemporary issues in ethics, youth development, urban education, spiritual formation, immigration rights, non-profit leadership, and/or spiritual care, among others. The degree culminates with an exam in Arabic translation and communication, and a paper/project or master’s thesis.

Students in this program will be prepared for a variety of careers in public, private, religious and non-profit contexts that require grounding in the Islamic tradition.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Islamic Leadership and Spirituality
  • The Qur’an: Composition, Collection and Teachings
  • Islamic Theology and Philosophy
  • Islamic Law and Legal Theory
  • Arabic
  • Interreligious Dialogue and Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee ($50)
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement (Approximately 1000 words)
  • Your personal statement should address: your reasons for a pursuit of graduate theological study, your desire to study at Claremont School of Theology, your intended use of the degree in meeting future goals
  • Official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended after high school
  • Letters of Recommendation – 3 total
  • English Proficiency Documentation - required for all applicants for whom English is a second language. Either official TOEFL or official IELTS scores will be accepted. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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