Best Colleges with Islamic Studies Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Islamic Studies, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Islamic Studies is offered at a small amount of schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Islamic Studies degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Islamic Studies degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Islamic Studies.

The Best Islamic Studies Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York offers 1 Islamic Studies Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Islamic Studies with students earning 2 Master's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
2 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 3 Islamic Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Islamic Studies with students earning 3 Master's degrees, 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
3 Georgetown University Washington, DC

Georgetown University offers 1 Islamic Studies Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Islamic Studies with students earning 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
4 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College offers 2 Islamic Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 10 students graduated in the study area of Islamic Studies with students earning 10 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 Emory University Atlanta, GA

Emory University offers 1 Islamic Studies Degree program. It's a large private university in a large suburb.

Based on 16 Reviews
6 Carleton College Northfield, MN

Carleton College offers 1 Islamic Studies Degree program. It's a small private university in a far away town.

Based on 32 Reviews
7 Villanova University Villanova, PA

Villanova University offers 2 Islamic Studies Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 6 students graduated in the study area of Islamic Studies with students earning 6 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
8 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin offers 1 Islamic Studies Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 3 students graduated in the study area of Islamic Studies with students earning 3 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 100 Reviews
9 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
UW Seattle

University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 2 Islamic Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Islamic Studies with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

Based on 144 Reviews
10 Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH

Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 2 Islamic Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Islamic Studies with students earning 2 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 164 Reviews

List of Islamic Studies Schools in the U.S.

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Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 28,086
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
Georgetown University Georgetown University Washington, DC
5/5
13 : 1 18,459
Boston College Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
5/5
15 : 1 14,354
University Logo Emory University Atlanta, GA
5/5
7 : 1 13,788
Carleton College Carleton College Northfield, MN
5/5
9 : 1 2,014
Villanova University Villanova University Villanova, PA
5/5
14 : 1 10,711
The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
3/5
18 : 1 50,950
University of Washington-Seattle Campus University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
3/5
12 : 1 45,408
Ohio State University-Main Campus Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH
3/5
15 : 1 58,663
Swarthmore College Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA
5/5
8 : 1 1,581
Ohio University-Main Campus Ohio University-Main Campus Athens, OH
3/5
26 : 1 29,157
Columbia International University Columbia International University Columbia, SC
4/5
19 : 1 1,001
Claremont Graduate University Claremont Graduate University Claremont, CA 17 : 1 2,136
Marlboro College Marlboro College Marlboro, VT
5/5
6 : 1 189
University Logo Zaytuna College Berkeley, CA
4/5
8 : 1 61
Claremont School of Theology Claremont School of Theology Claremont, CA 18 : 1 291
Hartford Seminary Hartford Seminary Hartford, CT 15 : 1 128
University Logo American Islamic College Chicago, IL
2/5
11 : 1 53

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Getting an Islamic Studies Degree Online

Schools offering online Islamic Studies degrees

Online Islamic Studies degrees are available with as many as 3 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Islamic Studies degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Columbia International University 0 0 0 3 0
How many schools offer online Islamic Studies degrees?
  • 1 Master's

What degrees do people get in Islamic Studies?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 10 Colleges 27 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 3 Colleges 4 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 3 Colleges 4 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 6 Colleges 12 Graduates

Islamic Studies Degree Overview

When going for a Islamic Studies degree, know that there are many selections for a traditional degree as well as higher education selections. The most common path for those earning a degree in Islamic Studies can expect a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The standard Islamic Studies degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Islamic Studies degree that people receive is a master's degree which highlights a focus on higher learning. This demonstrates that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although a certificate is offered at some schools, getting a certificate is not very common. Keeping in mind what you hope to achieve by earning a degree in Islamic Studies, look to choose a degree at a school that can meet your flexibility and schedule needs.

Average cost of college for a Islamic Studies degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$11,484 Public In-State
$41,739 Private In-State
$31,233 Public Out-of-State
$41,739 Private Out-of-State
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