Bachelor's Admission Requirements

  • Currently Manara offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Studies.

  • High School diploma or its equivalent.

  • A completed Admission Application.

  • Two letters of recommendation from an Islamic center of the applicant’s region.

  • $75 Application fee payable to Manara Institute

  • Academic Transcripts

Bachelor Degree in Islamic Studies

Minimally, the degree is awarded to students of regular standing who complete satisfactory a course of study of not less than 120 credits, that is a total of 40 courses, 30 of are required, and 10 of are electives, with an average of “C” (that is not less than 2.00 point scale) or higher.

The curriculum of the Associate Degree in Islamic Studies is required to be completed by students during the first two years of enrollment of any of the two or four years undergraduate programs that pertain to Islamic Studies.  The curriculum is designed and structured in away to provide the student with the basics of Islamic Studies that can qualify someone to teach the subject in schools as an Islamic Study Teacher, or qualify someone to preach and counsel people at an Islamic Center as an Imam.

Department/SectionTotal Required CoursesTotal ElectivesTotal Credits
General Education15665
Qur'anic Recitation204
Qur'anic Sciences and its Interpretations3112
Hadith and its Sciences3112
Islamic Jurisprudence and its Foundation5118
Arabic Language219
Total3010120

Associate's Admission Requirements

  • Currently Manara offers an Associate’s Degree in Islamic Studies.

  • A completed Admission Application.

  • High School diploma or its equivalent.

  • Two letters of recommendation from an Islamic center of the applicant’s region.

  • $75 Application fee payable to Manara Institute

  • Academic Transcripts

Associate Degree in Islamic Studies

Minimally, the degree is awarded to students of regular standing who complete satisfactory a course of study of not less than 60 credits, that is a total of 20 courses, 15 of are required, and 5 of are electives, with an average of “C” (that is not less than 2.00 point scale) or higher.

The curriculum of the Associate Degree in Islamic Studies is required to be completed by students during the first two years of enrollment of any of the two or four years undergraduate programs that pertain to Islamic Studies.  The curriculum is designed and structured in away to provide the student with the basics of Islamic Studies that can qualify someone to teach the subject in schools as an Islamic Study Teacher, or qualify someone to preach and counsel people at an Islamic Center as an Imam.

Department/SectionTotal Required CoursesTotal ElectivesTotal Credits
General Education7227
Qur'anic Recitation104
Qur'anic Sciences and its Interpretations116
Hadith and its Sciences219
Islamic Jurisprudence and its Foundation3112
The Arabic Language103
Total15560