2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Muslim-Christian Relations, MA

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The M.A. in Muslim-Christian Relations provides students with a focused knowledge of the tools and techniques needed to analyze the theology, traditions, and worldviews of Muslims and Christians. Students will engage in research and analysis that is informed by that knowledge and contribute to the discussion regarding the interaction of these historic and global faiths.


The M.A. in Muslim-Christian Relations equips students to:

  • Demonstrate skill in identifying and analyzing current and historical interactions of Muslims and Christians.
  • Evaluate current and historic strategies regarding Muslim-Christian Relations.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in cross-cultural analysis, research, and writing about Muslim-Christian Relations.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Affirm to be a Christian and agree with CIU’s Doctrinal Standard
  • Official transcript for highest earned degree and any master’s level credits earned
    • A minimum 2.5 GPA for the most recent degree obtained.
  • Essay (800 words total)
  • Church Leader Reference

Time Limitation

The time limit for completion of all requirements is ten years, measured from the date a student begins coursework in the M.A. in Muslim-Christian Relations.

Transfer Policy

Course credits earned at another institution may be counted toward the M.A. in Muslim-Christian Relations degree, but a minimum of one-third of the course credits required for the degree must be taken at Columbia International University. Transfer credit must be approved by the student’s advisor and dean.

Completion Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Read the entire Bible following admission, including selections assigned in Bible courses. This requirement must be completed six weeks prior to graduation.

The M.A. in Muslim-Christian Relations is available fully online. Please contact Admissions for further information.

Course of Study (30)

Concentration (21)

Capstone Courses (6)

Choose one of the following courses:

Free Elective (3)

New York City Option

In partnership with the New York City International Project, CIU students can complete much or all of the MA in Intercultural or Muslim-Christian Relations while serving in a church planting internship in New York City. Students may earn six hours of internship credit for this experience while enrolling full or part-time in CIU’s online studies.

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