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Religion, Master

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About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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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

    33000 USD/full
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  • National

    33000 USD/full
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  • Our graduate tuition is $2,750 per course; the total tuition cost of earning the graduate degree is approximately $33,000.

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
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