Source: Lexington Herald-Leader
On July 10, 2004 Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg, Va., has joined the Washington Theological Consortium, marking the first time that a Muslim school has become part of a major group of U.S. seminaries and schools of religion... The Washington consortium is one of 10 such cooperatives in the country. Others are in such cities as Chicago and Berkeley, Calif. Typically, students at member and affiliated schools can receive credit for taking courses at other schools in the group, thereby increasing course selection and providing the opportunity to take classes from specialists in other religions."