In addition to its flagship Master of Islamic Religious Leadership (MIRL), Boston Islamic Seminary (BIS) offers a variety of nondegree programs to support students at all levels seeking to develop their foundational Islamic knowledge or leadership skills.

Certificate Programs

BIS Certificate Programs provide focused training under the tutelage of our expert faculty. Certificates range from 50 to 200 hours of classroom instruction and experiential training and are designed to give participants opportunities to develop valuable knowledge and skills in a variety of fields of study. A BIS certificate can enhance one’s professional and/or academic skill set and credentials as well as provide the spiritual upliftment that comes from studying and applying sacred knowledge in a community of seekers of knowledge. Learn more here.

Iqra Fellowship

The Iqra Fellowship Program is a year-long initiative that seeks to empower students and young professionals with the traditional, philosophical, and spiritual foundations and leadership development needed to navigate modern challenges and thrive as Muslims in America. The fellowship aims to support the development of more effective, compassionate, and knowledgeable Muslim leaders to better our mosque communities and Islamic institutions. Learn more here.

Community Outreach Programs

BIS offers both public (general) and tailored community outreach programs in service of our mission to prepare the next generation of American Muslim leaders. Catering aptly to large audiences on public platforms as well as to specific institutions, our programs are designed to meet and address the needs and issues facing contemporary American Muslims. To suggest a speaker, please complete this form.

For further information on Boston Islamic Seminary’s nondegree programs, please contact academic@bostonislamicseminary.org.