“A world that understands Islamic values in a modern context.”


“Offer a world-class non-sectarian education and
produce dynamic and ethical leaders and scholars
grounded in the Islamic tradition.”

Bayan Claremont provides higher education to men and women who serve as Muslim religious leaders, scholars, activists and educators. Our program emphasizes the diversity of perspectives and experiences found in the Islamic tradition and in contemporary Islamic thought, and integrates knowledge from a variety of academic disciplines to prepare our graduates to engage their professional contexts effectively and at the highest standards.

Bayan students learn within a multi-religious, multi-ethnic, graduate institution that values diversity. Our degree programs are open to students from other religious traditions who wish to engage issues pertaining to Islam and the Muslim community.

Bayan Claremont, founded with the support of the Islamic Center of Southern California, is an independent non-profit entity that currently operates as a division of the Claremont School of Theology. Bayan is part of an interreligious consortium involving partner institutions representing Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and other faith traditions.