M.A. On Campus

Religious Studies

Missouri State University

12 months
16170 USD/year
8040 USD/year
8040 USD/year
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Why pursue a Master of Arts in Religious Studies at Missouri State University? You will gain sound knowledge and professional skills in your own field as well as in the broader context of humanities disciplines.


You’ll work closely with faculty who have expertise in everything from biblical studies to religion in America to Buddhism. We offer a master degree in Religious Studies at Missouri State University. 

Develop skills that will help you navigate issues related to various religious traditions and ideologies. Greater understanding and respect for individual differences will provide valuable perspective for a variety of career paths. Our program also offers exceptional preparation for doctoral studies or seminary as well as careers in counseling, nonprofits, publishing and law.

Study a range of topics in religious studies, including biblical studies, religions of Europe, religions of the Middle East and religions of Asia.

Preparing to work in a global economy

  • A graduate degree in religious studies offers you training in direct observation, critical thinking, effective communication and cross-cultural understanding. Such skills are in high demand in all professional fields.
  • In today’s multicultural workplace and global economy, basic knowledge about other cultures and religious perspectives is indispensable. 
  • In addition, good interpreters of information are in high demand. Studying religion is also about people and their many perspectives. Your background in this type of study will benefit you in jobs that require relating to others.

Programme Structure

Specialize in an emphasis area 

  • Religions of Asia
  • Religions of Europe and the Middle East
  • Biblical Studies
  • Religion and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in religious studies or a related program in the humanities or social sciences.  Some coursework in religious studies is desirable. 
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.  Students who do not meet the GPA requirement may opt to take the GRE and normally will be expected to score a minimum of 158 on the verbal section (580 under the old scoring system before August 1, 2011) and a minimum of 300 (1,000 under the old scoring system) on the combined verbal and quantitative sections.
  • There are additional university requirements for international applicants, including documentation of financial support and demonstration of proficiency in the English language if your primary language is not English. 
  • Applicants lacking the appropriate qualifications for the program may be admitted but will be required to rectify deficiencies with appropriate course work. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16170 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8040 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8040 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Springfield

725 - 1020 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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