• About

    In 2009, Zaytuna College was founded in Berkeley, California, with a mission that called for grounding students in the Islamic scholarly tradition as well as in the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.

  • Academics

    As a Muslim liberal arts college in the West, Zaytuna offers a curriculum that provides its students with a foundation in the intellectual heritage of two major world civilizations: the Islamic and the Western.

  • Admissions & Aid

    Our mission is to educate students to become morally, intellectually, and spiritually accomplished individuals ready to contribute to our contemporary world in ways that are proportionate to their gifts and to the needs of human society.

  • Campus Life

    Zaytuna’s campus is on Holy Hill and students enter the College as part of a cohort, a community of learners that travel together through the curriculum.

Zaytuna and Hartford Renew Accelerated BA/MA Pathway

Zaytuna and Hartford Renew Accelerated BA/MA Pathway

September 2021—Zaytuna College and Hartford International University (formerly Hartford Seminary) are delighted to announce a memorandum of understanding. This will include an accelerated BA/MA track, which will allow accomplished BA graduates from Zaytuna to carry credits forward into the MA in interreligious studies at Hartford upon admission. This renewed partnership reflects the mutual respect between the two institutions and the growing recognition of Zaytuna’s rigorous curriculum.

The agreement will allow Zaytuna graduates who are admitted to the Master of Arts in Interreligious Studies at Hartford to transfer up to 12 credits of upper division Islamic Studies courses into the MAIRS program, fulfilling up to 1/3 of the required credits. Students will have 24 remaining credits and a capstone or thesis left to complete.

“Zaytuna College is delighted to partner with the Hartford [International University] to continue its decades-long leadership in including a Muslim perspective in the graduate education of religious leaders,” said Zaytuna College Provost, Dr. Omar Qureshi. “Graduates of this accelerated BA/MA program will be well versed in both the Islamic scholarly tradition and the critical ideas and cultural currents shaping modern society, well-equipped to offer vital direction to the communities they will serve. This is a wonderful example of institutional collaboration to achieving our common goals.”

You can read more about Zaytuna College’s BA program Here, and Hartford International University’s MAIRS program Here.