Founded in 1981 and revived in 2010, the American Islamic College (AIC) is a degree granting college. The mission of the American Islamic College is to provide students of all backgrounds with a solid liberal arts and sciences education. We are committed to promoting inter-religious and inter-cultural understanding for responsible world citizenship and engaged social service.
American Islamic College is an institution of higher learning grounded in Islamic values, embracing students of all backgrounds. Our Chicago location uniquely positions AIC to represent and research the diversity of Islam in America. AIC promotes appreciation for the scope and richness of Islamic history and civilization both in the classroom and by means of public events highlighting Islam's intellectual, artistic and cultural expressions. Through rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and interfaith/ intercultural activities, AIC prepares our students to become global citizens and visionary leaders.
Currently AIC is offering three degree programs. The BA & MA in Islamic Studies and the Master of Divinity in Islamic Studies (MDIS) degree. Our BA and MA degrees in Islamic Studies are designed primarily for students desiring to prepare for an academic career. However, they will also set the foundation for students seeking a general education and pursing careers centered on teaching, research, business, engineering, journalism, librarianship, or government service. Our MDIS degree is a program designed for students who wish to become professional and credentialed leaders, spiritual care-givers or chaplains. The curriculum offers a richness of practical education in conversations with contemporary counseling and psychology.
Our vision is to become a highly valued Islamic University in the nation with a commitment to: offering academically rigorous and professionally sound programs; providing training for leadership and policy making roles in American society; and for management and staff of American Muslim institutions, and; serving as a resource to American Non-Muslim institutions and individuals for learning about Islam.
In addition to our degree programs, AIC also offers a platform for the general public to benefit from Islam's rich heritage and contemporary realities of Muslim cultures through an array of community outreach activities, academic symposia and community building seminars.
When you give to the American Islamic College - you give to the future of our world leaders.
With YOUR help, the College will continue to celebrate productive, respectful and open dialogue and envisions a world where true knowledge lights the path and facilitates in the advancement of humanity, and sustainable living on the planet.