Religious Studies, M.A. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
Tuition fee
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For those interested in working towards the Ph.D. in Religious Studies at University of Kansas and a career in academics, or embarking on an equivalent level of training in a related profession, the Department of Religious Studies is equipped to help the individual student acquire the skills that she or he needs in order to move on to more advanced levels of study.


The study of Religious Studies at University of Kansas being an inherently interdisciplinary field, the Department faculty shares synergies with colleagues and programs across the campus that enable students to seek specialized training in a diversity of regions, cultures, and approaches to the study of religion. 

Learning outcomes

Our faculty is committed to help the individual student articulate the intellectual and professional objectives that have brought him or her to study of religion, and to acquire the training to see these goals to fruition. The Department of Religious Studies at KU is also in the unusual position of being able to provide substantial financial support for students seeking the MA degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Religion, Text and Textuality
  • Religion, Media and Performance
  • Religion, Society and Social Change
  • Religious Subjectivity, Experience, and Narrative
  • Theory, Method, and History in Religious Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A well-written essay (approximately 500-800 words) that describes your interest in the academic study of religion, purpose in pursuing the M.A., and expected areas of emphasis in the program.
  • An up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae
  • An academic writing sample representative of your academic accomplishments thus far (2500-5000 words).
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Scanned copies of official transcripts
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test results are not required. Applicants who wish to have their GRE scores considered should request that ETS submit their score report to KU using the institution code 6871. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23951 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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