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.
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.
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- Approaches to the Study of Religion in the Humanities
- Teaching in the Humanities
- Jewish Aramaic
- Archeology of Early Christianity
- Malignant Fraternities
- Religious Experience
- 12 months
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- 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
International13328 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National13328 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
In-State3252 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1626 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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