Theology and Religious Studies, M.A. | Saint Mary's University | Halifax, Canada
M.A. On Campus

Theology and Religious Studies

12 months
16751 CAD/year
7564 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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This Theology and Religious Studies program is offered jointly by Atlantic School of Theology and Saint Mary's University. 


This program brings together two complementary, interdisciplinary programs, Theology (AST) and Religious Studies (SMU). Graduate students will experience a diverse and rich field of expertise in the study of religion.

Students at Saint Mary's University have a unique opportunity to explore and articulate the relationship between Theology and Religious Studies as the fields have evolved both within Canada and internationally. 

Key Features 

  • The program is committed to enabling students to study diverse religious communities as they exist in the Maritimes, in Canada and around the world.
  • Students may pursue a thesis based M.A. designed to qualify for admission to doctoral programs or a course-only program designed for students wishing to develop theoretical and applied skills to work within churches and other religious institutions. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theory and Methods Seminar 
  • Thesis in Theology and Religious Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants may apply to either the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at Saint Mary’s University or to Atlantic School of Theology.  
  • Students applying to Saint Mary’s University meet the general admission requirements and follow the procedures of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research as outlined in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.  
  • Applicants must have an Honours B.A. in Religious Studies or Theology, or a first degree in Theology (Masters in Divinity, for example), or their equivalent, from an AUCC accredited university or a similarly recognized institution. 
  • Students may be admitted on a full-time or part-time basis (also see “Full-time versus Part-time Status” in the Graduate Academic Calendar).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16751 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16751 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7564 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7564 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /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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