The Master of Arts in Islam and Global Affairs (IGA) is a one-of-a-kind program that provides an opportunity to analyze the place of Islam in the context of global affairs, and the interconnected challenges facing global Muslim communities from a transdisciplinary perspective.
The program encourages students to be active, autonomous, and critical contributors in their chosen field of research. Through research and integrative lab assignments, students are able to explore complex, interconnected global issues in collaboration with local and global organizations. Graduates of this program will possess the skills to become multidimensional global ethical leaders who can assume key roles in governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well private, local, and international entities.
Students of the program will analyze how Islam promotes a concern for human well-being and dignity on a global level. They will develop a deeper understanding of how the values of Islamic teachings promote peace and cooperation across cultures, religions, and ethnicities.
The purpose of the Master of Arts in IGA is to provide opportunities to examine issues pertaining to Islam and global developments by utilizing innovative pedagogies. The program offers traditional and disruptive learning tools, techniques, and methods to study the complex relationships between Islam and society in the Muslim world and globally. The student-centered approach and individualized learning experience embodies a global focus, interdisciplinary approach, and practical scope, through the utilization of the following creative components: