This undergraduate certificate program is sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Participants are required to take courses devoted to the study of Islam and Muslim-Christian relations, as well as finish a capstone project.
Religious pluralism and the promotion of interreligious dialogue is a core area of study at Georgetown.
Faculty and students across schools—including in the Department of Theology, the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs—explore religious traditions as they relate to one another and to wider cultural, social, and political issues around the world. Openness to religious pluralism has been central to Georgetown’s identity and mission since its founding. Georgetown is home to a vibrant multi-faith campus ministry and community and was the first Catholic university to hire a full-time rabbi and the first university in the United States to hire a full-time imam.