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Master of Arts in
Nonprofit Management

This degree program is aimed at students who wish to obtain the professional skills and Islamic foundation to serve in Muslim nonprofits such as mosques (youth directors, executive directors, etc.), relief organizations and public advocacy organizations.

Course requirements

36 credit hours—12 courses

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

(6 COURSES—18 HOURS)

(* means courses required for graduate certificate in nonprofit management. Students would take 4 required courses and two electives for a graduate certificate)

  • Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector*
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership*
  • Fundraising (Executive Certificate in Fund Raising)*
  • Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Financial and Human Resource Management*
  • Islam in America

ELECTIVES IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

(CHOOSE 4 COURSES—12 HOURS)
  • Foundations of Effective Organizational Leadership
  • Civil Society and Public Policy
  • Ethics and Values of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Counseling and Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Principles and Practices of Family Counseling
  • Principles and Practices of Islamic Humanitarian Work (new proposed course)
  • Contemporary Issues in the Muslim Ummah
  • Comparative Religion and Interfaith Involvement
  • Planning Effective Youth Work

ELECTIVES IN ISLAMIC STUDIES

(CHOOSE 2 COURSES—6 HOURS)
  • Qur’anic Sciences and Tafsir (reading knowledge of Arabic required)
  • Hadith Sciences and Hadith Commentary (reading knowledge of Arabic required)
  • Aqidah (reading knowledge of Arabic required)
  • Usul al-Fiqh (reading knowledge of Arabic required)
  • Fiqh Ibadat, Marriage/Divorce, Business, Jihad (reading knowledge of Arabic required)
  • Comparative Fiqh (reading knowledge of Arabic required)
  • Sirah (reading knowledge of Arabic required)
  • Akhlaq and Spirituality (reading knowledge of Arabic required)
  • Contemporary Issues in Fiqh (Prerequisite: Usul al-Fiqh) (reading knowledge of Arabic required)
  • Imam and Chaplain Functions
  • Islam and Gender in the Contemporary Context (reading knowledge of Arabic required)
  • History of Islamic Civilization and Muslim Cultures
  • Advanced Arabic (3rd year)