Certification In Islamic Chaplaincy & Leadership

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
Country: United States
Admission Sessions: Summer Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



11 Months

Scholarship Available



Arabic, English

About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey towards leadership and service with our Certification in Islamic Chaplaincy & Leadership program at Madina Institute. Designed to equip students with essential leadership skills and the fundamentals of Islamic chaplaincy, this program provides a comprehensive exploration of core principles, practices, challenges, and opportunities in the field. Through a unique blend of academic study and practical training, students gain a solid foundation in Islamic studies and leadership, preparing them for impactful roles in diverse settings such as hospitals, prisons, and universities.

Our curriculum integrates a contemporary context with traditional teachings, offering students a nuanced understanding of various viewpoints within Ahl’ al-Sunnah. Elective courses in leadership further enhance students’ skill set, covering essential areas such as public speaking, family counseling, youth counseling, and interfaith dialogue. Additionally, students seeking to deepen their pastoral care expertise can pursue accredited Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) programs, providing invaluable hands-on experience and credentialing opportunities.


Unlock your potential as a compassionate leader and guide with our Certification in Islamic Chaplaincy & Leadership program. Spanning 11 months of full-time study in an in-person format, this immersive program offers personalized guidance and mentorship to nurture your growth and development. Upon graduation, students receive a certification, validating their mastery of essential skills and knowledge, and paving the way for diverse career opportunities in community leadership, pastoral care, and interfaith engagement.

Admission Requirements

Our program is designed for anyone who:

  • Can dedicate themselves to studying the foundations of the religion for a year
  • Yearns for intellectual & spiritual growth
  • Aims to become a Community leader, Youth leader or Chaplain

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements for consideration of admission:

  • 16+ years of age
  • Have a high school diploma (or equivalent)
  • You will have a strong foundational understanding of the various Islamic sciences. This entails a study in the field of Theology, Quranic sciences, Hadith sciences, Legal theory, Islamic Law and more
  • You will have clarity and ability to think critically
  • You will gain an understanding and implementation of Islamic Ethics
  • You will learn the basics of Islamic Chaplaincy
  • You will be able to continue on the leadership path

The fee for this programme is $4,000

Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience needed to excel in various professional roles, from providing spiritual and emotional support as Islamic chaplains to fostering community engagement and dialogue as interfaith liaison officers. Through our comprehensive curriculum and hands-on training opportunities, students develop the resilience, empathy, and leadership abilities essential for success in today’s dynamic and diverse society.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit United States page for student visa and student life.