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Religious Studies

University of North Carolina Charlotte

M.A.
24 months
Duration
8711 USD/year
2126 USD/year
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About

The M.A. in Religious Studies program approaches the academic study of religion and religions from a variety of critical and interdisciplinary perspectives, with an emphasis placed on the global and multicultural aspects of religion.  The department offers courses in theories and methods as well as a variety of religious traditions, studied in their historical and contemporary manifestations.

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Overview

The Master of Arts in Religious Studies requires the completion, with a GPA of 3.0 or above, of a minimum of 30 credit hours of approved graduate coursework.  At least 15 credit hours of this total must be in courses open only to graduate students (i.e., at the 6000 level or higher).  Students have two options for completing their degree:  (1) Students may complete an M.A. Thesis option that consists of 24 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of thesis work; or (2) Students may complete a comprehensive examination option consisting of 30 credit hours of coursework and comprehensive examinations in three areas.  All degree requirements must be completed within six calendar years of first enrollment in the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to the Study of Religion
  • Teaching in Religious Studies and the Humanities
  • Judaism
  • Hinduism
  • Christianity
  • Daoism
  • Cult of Gods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
83 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prerequisites, where applicable, as indicated by specific master’s program criteria. 
  • A Statement of Purpose (essay) submitted online as part of the application submission process.
  • At least three Recommendation Forms from persons familiar with your academic and/or professional qualifications.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all academic work attempted beyond high (secondary) school can be used for admission review.
  • Official agency reports of satisfactory Test Scores (GRE/GMAT/MAT) no older than five years from date of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8711 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8711 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2126 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

  • Levine Scholars Program 20 scholarships estimated at $105,000 per in-state student and $155,000 per out-of-state student.
  • Crown Scholars Program awards $19,000 annually for tuition and fees, room and board, and other expenses and a $5,000 stipend for University-approved study abroad.
  • The Albert Engineering Leadership Scholars Program awards an annual renewable merit scholarship including tuition, fees, room and board; Up to $6,000 professional development allowance for an undergraduate summer research experience or internship.

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