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Religion, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #581 (QS) , NY,
Graduate students in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University forge unique, creative, and rigorous programs of study that emphasize both research and teaching. 

About

The study of religion at Syracuse University is distinctive in its focus on the category “religion” as an intellectually provocative and problematic concept rather than simply as a descriptive, institutional, or phenomenological label. The department takes the following two premises as fundamental to its educational program: 1)  study of religion must be interdisciplinary, and 2)  study of religion must investigate the material, textual, historical, and cultural dimensions of religions as well as the theories used to produce and analyze them.

The Department offers three concentrations in the following interrelated areas in the study of religion. Each concentration gives sustained attention to religion, theory, bodies, gender and materiality.

Students are admitted to graduate study in the Department of Religion to conduct innovative and interdisciplinary research in one concentration and one traditional or regional religious culture. Once admitted, they may select a secondary concentration and/or religious cultures.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Currently the department can support study of the following traditional or regional religious cultures:

  • African American
  • American
  • Buddhist
  • Christian
  • East Asian
  • Hindu
  • Indigenous (the Americas)
  • Jewish
  • Middle Eastern
  • Muslim
  • South Asian

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Application fee
  • Official transcript
  • Letters of recommendation (as required by the program you’re applying to)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé
  • Portfolio (if required by your program)
  • Writing sample (if required by your program)
  • Official GRE scores (if required by your program)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students only)
  • Military transcripts (for currently serving or veteran)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50230 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    28062 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28062 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Syracuse

  • 935 - 1370 USD/month
    Living Costs

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