The Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) is a 1 - 2 year program, with both thesis- and non-thesis option seeks to introduce students to the advanced study of religion. It is open both to students who intend to continue on to pursue a doctorate in the discipline and to those for whom it will be a terminal degree in religious studies. This degree is typically open to applicants with a first degree in religious studies or with experience or an approved degree in an allied field acceptable to the department.
Master's students in religious studies can pursue graduate religious studies majors in a broad range of fields of study such as
Religious & Theological Studies (general)
Religious Studies/Comparative Religion
Part- and full-time study options, along with various delivery modes - residential programs, distance education programs and online programs - are also available. North American Master's programs in religious studies welcome foreign students. However, fluency in spoken and written English is critically important.
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