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Religious Studies

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

M.A.
12 months
Duration
13328 USD/year
13328 USD/year
3252 USD/year
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About

The Religious Studies program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 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.

Overview

The Religious Studies program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers courses in theories and methods as well as a variety of religious traditions, studied in their historical and contemporary manifestations.

Special Features of the Program

  • Small classes, seminars, and directed studies guarantee personal attention and facilitate interaction with peers and faculty.
  • The endowed Loy H. Witherspoon Lectures in Religious Studies and the Alice Tate Lectures in Judaic Studies introduce students annually to at least two internationally renowned scholars.
  • The Carol Douglas Religious Studies Endowment provides funds to support special projects for the students, faculty, and community.
  • Opportunities for involvement in the archaeological aspects of biblical studies through licensed excavations in Israel and adjacent regions are available via Dig Mount Zion.
  • The departmental Cuneiform Studies Laboratory houses research tools and a small reference library of specialist resources for the use of students interested in Near Eastern religions, languages, and literatures.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Religious Studies requires the completion 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 seven calendar years of first enrollment in the program.  Up to 6 credit hours earned from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body may be eligible for transfer credit.  Formal approval must be obtained from the Graduate Program Director and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to the Study of Religion in the Humanities
  • Teaching in the Humanities
  • Jewish Aramaic
  • Archeology of Early Christianity
  • Malignant Fraternities
  • Religious Experience

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

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.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

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.
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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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An electronic application form submitted to the Graduate School accompanied by the application fee
  • Official transcripts of all previous academic work attempted beyond high school
  • Oofficial agency reports of test scores on the GRE or M.A.T. (these must be less than five years old)
  • At least three letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant's academic qualifications (these too must be less than five years old)
  • An essay (statement of purpose) that addresses the applicant’s motivation for pursuing the M.A. in religious studies, with some discussion of the applicant’s research interests and professional goals

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    13328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    3252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1626 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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