What degrees & certification programs does Madina Institute offer?

We offer 8 different program options:
– One year Intensive in Islamic & Arabic Studies
– Associate’s Degree in Islamic & Arabic Studies
– One Year Intensive in Arabic Studies
– Certification in Islamic Sciences
– Certification in Islamic Sciences & Leadership
– Certification in Islamic Studies & Chaplaincy
– Certification in Islamic Leadership & Chaplaincy
– Intermediate Level Islamic & Arabic Studies

For more info on each of the program please visit our program page.

Can I work or attend another school (part or full-time) whilst being a student at any of Madina’s Programs?

Due to the program being online many of our students have families, work, and other commitments that they attend to. Although this is fine, we recommend that our students schedule their time so that they can watch all the sessions as well as review the content outside of class.

Are your degree programs accredited?

Madina Institute USA is not accredited at this time. However, Madina Institute in South Africa is accredited with a 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Studies.

Do you offer student housing?

At the moment, we are not hosting programs on-site, so there is no student housing. All programs will be offered online until further notice.

Can students choose which subjects to study in the program?

Our programs entail core subjects to ensure all of our students have a strong foundation in the program they have chosen. Therefore the carefully selected curriculum for Islamic Sciences & Arabic Studies is standardized. However, students do have the option of choosing non-required electives that are of interest to them, based on the program they are enrolled in. For more info on each of the courses we offer check our Curriculum page.



What is the admissions deadline?

Rolling Admissions – September 4th, 2022

How do I apply?

Please see our How To Apply section follow the simple steps of the application process. 

Is the program Full-time or Part-time?

All the programs we offer can be taken either full-time or part-time. A full-time student will complete the program in 10 months. A part-time student will complete the program in two academic years. The first year will entail the Arabic language component, while the second year will entail Islamic Studies component. 

Do you have the option of auditing the courses?

Yes. You can apply as a Student (seeking certification) or a Seeker (auditing courses for personal growth/not interested in exams and certification).

Is there an Application Fee?

There is no Application Fee for any of our programs.

How do I apply for Financial Aid?

Please see Financial Aid for instructions on how to apply for financial aid.

Do I need to have studied Arabic or Islamic Studies prior to attending Madina Institute?

Students applying for any of our programs are not required to understand the Arabic Language to be accepted. However, being able to identify, read and connect the words is essential. We do also offer a short introductory course for students applying that have no prior exposure to the Arabic language at no extra cost. No prior knowledge of Islamic Studies is required.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students over 16 with a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Program Schedule

Program Schedule

When do classes start in 2022?

Classes will begin on September 19th.

What time are the live classes?

Daily/Weekly Class Schedules:
Arabic Language – Monday to Friday (9AM to 1PM EST)
Islamic Sciences – Monday to Thursday (2PM to 6PM EST)

We occasionally have our elective classes during the weekend (usually from 11AM to 5PM EST).

Course Delivery

Course Delivery

How are the online classes done?

You will be given access to Madina Insitute’s online student portal which will have all the information including the zoom links, class recordings, syllabus, class notes, forum for asking questions after class, student discussions forum etc.

Are recordings available?

Yes. If you are not able to take the live classes for any reason, you will be able to access the recordings of the class.



How much is each program?

Please find a breakdown of each program under our Tuition and Financial Aid section.

Do you offer Financial-Aid?

Yes, we offer financial aid that is Zakat based.

What can I use my Financial Aid for?

Financial Aid can be used for tuition fees only.

International Study

International Study

Can international students apply for your programs?

Yes, we offer all of our programs online so there are no geographical restrictions for anyone applying for our classes.

Contact Our Admissions Office For More Information

Thank you for your interest in Madina Institute. You may contact our Admissions Counselors via email or you may call our Admissions office directly.