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Harvard University

Master
12 months
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35000 USD/year
35000 USD/year
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Explore the history, texts, and functions of religion within different societies and cultures, gaining a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary issues around religion with this Master in Religion from Harvard University.

Overview

The Religion degree is offered by Harvard University.

Key learning outcomes:

Through the master's degree in the field of religion you:

  • Develop an understanding of the historical origins, central teachings, and devotional practices of the major religious traditions.
  • Build knowledge of religion’s role in political, economic, and cultural life through historical, social, and cultural contexts.
  • Make a difference in your local community by designing and implementing a social justice development project.
Program Overview

The degree includes 12 courses, with at least three taken on campus.

  • Get started. You begin by completing three stipulated degree courses as outlined on the degree requirements page. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
  • Apply to the program. While you are completing your third degree course, you submit your application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online, in the fall, spring, or summer. To fully experience Harvard, you take at least three courses on campus.
  • Thesis option. Working with a thesis director, you conduct in-depth research on a topic relevant to your work experience or academic interests, producing publishable quality results. You’ll emerge with a solid understanding of how research is executed and communicated.
  • Social justice capstone option. You implement a coalition building project in your local community. Projects require a sound theoretical foundation in conflict transformation, a developed method for assessment, and a clear plan which can be implemented and evaluated within the confines of the semester.
  • Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in extension studies, field: Religion.

Programme Structure

The Master of Liberal Arts, Religion degree field consists of 12 courses, three of which are required for admission. You choose a thesis or capstone track.

12 Graduate Courses

The degree is customizable. Within the program curriculum, you choose the religion and elective courses that meet your personal learning goals.

  • Proseminar
  • 5 religion courses
  • 1 religion seminar
  • 2 general electives
    • EXPO 42a is an elective option.

Additional Thesis Track Courses

  • Crafting the thesis proposal
  • Master's thesis part one
  • Master's thesis part two

Additional Capstone Track Courses

  • An addition general elective
  • Precapstone: Bridges to Just Peace
  • Social justice capstone

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

To begin the admission process, you complete:

  • Proseminar: Research Methods and Scholarly Writing in the Humanities
  • To register, you must pass the critical reading and writing skills test or earn a B or higher in the relevant expository writing course.
  • You need to earn the minimum grade of B in a maximum of two registration attempts. The proseminar cannot be more than two years old at the time of application.
  • One religion course
  • One religion course or elective

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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