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On-line courses

Program for academic year 2022-2023
Qur'an and Bible 1  Oct 12th - Dec 12th 2022
History of Muslim&Christian Dialogue Mondays Jan 16th - Apr 3rd
Contemporary Issues in Muslim&Christian Dialogue 
Mondays and Wednesdays May 10th - July 3rd


From The Sanneh Institute, Accra, Ghana:   
Islam and Muslims through Christian Eyes, Sept 16th - Dec 9th

Courses offered  (click title for details)

History of Muslim-Christian Dialogue:  Case studies over the centuries

Contemporary Issues in Muslim&Christian Dialogue:  Historical, theological and practical approaches

Qur'an and Bible 1:   Parallel narratives in the Torah and the Qur'an

Qur'an and Bible 2:   Interpreting the texts in today's world

Research and Writing for Muslim & Christian Studies (Start any time)


A unique suite of courses

  • Each taught by a team of specialists selected from our teaching panel and our collaborating institutions in Texas, Oxford and Ghana

  • Open internationally (students from 25 countries have attended to date)

  • Muslim and Christian students studying together and working together in groups

  • Can be accessed for accreditation by institutions world-wide

  • Canvas learning platform

  • Access to Houston Baptist University's online library facilities

  • Can combine on-line learning with local face-to-face study

  • These courses build credit towards a CMCS Houston Certificate in Muslim & Christian Studies. 

Courses are suitable for accreditation at final year undergraduate or master's level.  Doctoral and post-doctoral scholars are also welcome. 


Credit may be obtained from CMCS Houston credit or, in some cases, from the institution through which the student is taking a degree.  Auditing students who complete the class and group participation and short writing assignments will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Each course requires 3 credit hours of study:

40-45 hours of classes, including online lectures and small group work.

80-90 hours of additional reading, research and writing.

Courses are usually taught over 7 or 10 week periods.

"CMCS Houston online courses are well packaged and delivered by seasoned lecturers and experts in the field of Muslim-Christian relations. The content of the course is very rich, the lecturers are friendly and you will have a lot to think about and engage with in your career pursuits and personal relationships with people of other faiths. Their courses provide a helpful opportunity to study together, share and learn from other participants in a very open and inspiring environment."   (Summer 2020 student)

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CMCS Houston's online courses may be taught for institutions which wish to incorporate them into their accredited courses.   

For example, students from Baylor University, the Theological College of Northern Nigeria, the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, and Houston Baptist University have received credit from their own institutions for our courses.

An institution may nominate a faculty member who takes responsibility for assessment and accreditation.  Alternatively, the institution may request CMCS Houston to carry out assessment on its behalf.  We can consider delivering a course at the request of a particular institution.

Each course has tutorial and discussion classes which are, where possible, conducted in local face-to-face groups.  For institutions, these are normally facilitated by the nominated faculty member. 

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