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The Center for Islamic Studies (CIS)

Established in 2007, the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) educates scholars and students of Islam and other faiths about the richness of the Islamic tradition and the diversity of Muslims. The Center for Islamic Studies generates innovative research and scholarship on Islamic texts and traditions in contemporary contexts and emphasizes study and dialogue within and across religious traditions, where pluralism, interreligious understanding, and public engagement are the basis of scholarship and service.

Courses and Degree Programs

Learn more about the courses, degrees, and certificate programs offered by the CIS.

People at CIS

Meet the faculty, staff, students and alumni that make up the CIS.


Find out about scholarships available for students studying at the CIS.

"A Pilgrim’s Perspective on a Spiritual Reboot" presented by Mahjabeen Dhala

CIS Welcome Reception for MA and PhD Students FA20

Please join us for our CIS Welcome Reception FA20 this Friday 9/18 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. It will be a great opportunity to catch up and welcome the new MA and PhD students in Islamic Studies.

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Assembly without Assembly: Sacred Gatherings in the Time of Covid

Please join us for this online Madrasa-Midrasha event with Ahmed Khater and Rabbi Yonatan Cohen.

Online Event