Higher Diploma (Bridge to MA)
For students who already possess an undergraduate degree or its equivalent in other disciplines and who would like to enter the Master’s degree program rather than the undergraduate degree program, the IOU offers a one and half year (3 semesters) Higher Diploma course which acts as a prerequisite bridge certificate for joining the MAIS program.
The minimum academic qualification to enter the IOU higher Diploma program is a Bachelor’s degree (in any field).
It is a One and a half year program (3 semesters - 5 courses in the first two semesters and 6 courses in the last one) which may be completed in a maximum of 4 years time.
As the Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS) is only a prerequisite to the admission in the IOU MAIS for those students who have done graduation/post graduation in subjects other than Islamic studies, it is not an accredited program of studies. But, inshaAllah IOU MAIS Degree will be accredited and recognized worldwide.