Quran and Prayer Beads
Master of Arts in Islamic Sufi  Knowledge

Program Purpose:

Between the push of the past and the pull of the future, we can pave our way for a thriving, and fulfilling life founded on awakened consciousness, spiritual wellness, character refinement, ethical values, and respect of diversity and differences.

Islamic sciences constitute a rich heritage that is worth knowing as we pave a way for the future, contributing to the cultural heritage of the world that we can pass for the next generation. 

In this course, you will not only learn the Islamic sciences but you will develop the capacity for intellectual reflections, a passion for inquiry, and experience a deep connection with the Divine.

Program Duration:  (36 credits)

Four Semester + Thesis 


The credibility of any theological school is earned by the recognition of its religious bodies and Universal Chaplaincy has been endorsed by many Islamic and Sufi organizations. Learn more about the organizations that endorsed Universal Chaplaincy
Religious institutions that meet the requirements found in Section 1005.06(1)(f), Florida Statutes and Rule 6E-5.001, Florida Administrative Code are not under the jurisdiction or purview of the Commission for Independent Education and are not required to obtain licensure. Universal Chaplaincy LLC is legally registered as a religious institution in Florida with document number L20000141998 and applied for the exemption status, and will soon update our students as we receive the letter of exemption.
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A religious college may operate without governmental oversight if the college annually verifies by sworn affidavit to the commission that:
  1. The name of the institution includes a religious modifier or the name of a religious patriarch, saint, person, or symbol of the church.
  2. The institution offers only educational programs that prepare students for religious vocations as ministers, professionals, or laypersons in the categories of ministry, counseling, theology, education, administration, music, fine arts, media communications, or social work.
  3. The titles of degrees issued by the institution cannot be confused with secular degree titles. For this purpose, each degree title must include a religious modifier that immediately precedes, or is included within, any of the following degrees: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Education. The religious modifier must be placed on the title line of the degree, on the transcript, and whenever the title of the degree appears in official school documents or publications.
  4. The duration of all degree programs offered by the institution is consistent with the standards of the commission.
  5. The institution's consumer practices are consistent with those required by s. 1005.04.
The commission may provide such a religious institution a letter stating that the institution has met the requirements of state law and is not subject to governmental oversight.

Courses Curriculums are based on authentic reliable
traditional Islamic and Sufi resources. 

Program Outline

First Semester

- IS 550: Sciences of The Qur'an (3 credits)

- IS 551: Qur'an Hermunetic: traditional tafsir and Sufi tafsir (3 credits)

- IS 555: Sciences of Hadith (3 credits)

First Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

- IS 560: The Principles of Jurisprudence (3 credits)

- IS 561: Islamic Theology (3 credits)

- IS 563 Islamic Ethics (3 credits)

- IS 565: Islamic Epistemology (3 credits)

- IS 570: Islamic Philosophy (3 credits)

- Is 575: Islamic Mysticism (3 credits)

- Thesis (6 credits)

Each course requires reading assignments, including listening to lectures. Students will meet weekly for two hours with the educator for discussions.

Dropout is allowed after two weeks. After that, Universal Chaplaincy will deduct a percentage of tuition.