American Islamic College is uniquely situated in the city of Chicago that is inhabited by one of the country’s largest Muslim American populations and where opportunities for personal growth and community involvement are countless. We have top of the line faculty with the highest academic qualifications who bring their expertise to a learning environment that fosters openness to inquiry, thought, and debate while being grounded in faith based principles. We also have a uniquely diverse AIC community in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and age. AIC is a one of its kind learning environment. Come join us today!
Why American Islamic College?
Why Study at AIC?
American Islamic College is located just steps from the lakefront and minutes to downtown. Chicago, a world-class metropolis, provides students with wide variety of opportunities for additional cultural, academic, and social growth. AIC captures this diversity in a meaningful and impactful way, making it a productive hub for discourse on Islam.
American Islamic College’s course offerings include Islam & World Cinema, Muslim American Literature, Arabic Calligraphy, Islamic Legal Reasoning, and other unique courses that celebrate the shaping of key educational disciplines by Muslim heritage. Courses are informed and enriched by cultural and historical perspectives of the Islamic tradition and its contemporary manifestations, particularity in the American context.
Class Size: The average student to faculty ratio is 8:1; AIC’s small size classes allow one to know one’s instructor and have a personal connection established. Diversity: Our student body is made up of diverse faith traditions and cultures. It makes for an enriching learning experience that yields understanding through varied perspectives.
AIC has a plethora of student activities and community programs: Academic Lecture Forum, Interfaith Service Projects, Ramadan Iftar Receptions, Special Events, Workshops, Conferences, Student Clubs, and Intramural Sports.
Master of Arts
Master of Divinity in Islamic Studies
Muslim Chaplaincy Program
Arabic Language Institute
Arabic & Islamic Studies in the Heart of Chicago!
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Interested in becoming a student? Contact the Admissions Office to start your application.
American Islamic College has operating and degree-granting authority from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. AIC is not accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, our regional accreditor.