Women’s and Gender Studies in Religion, M.A. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
24 months
1980 USD/credit 39600 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 39600 USD/year
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Women’s and Gender Studies in Religion from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) introduces students to women’s issues across religious traditions and a wide variety of feminist scholarship in this richly expanding field.


The MA in Women’s and Gender Studies in Religion from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is designed to introduce students to the field of feminist scholarship in religion. Our program addresses a vital need for more scholars whose training addresses gender and identity and how different religious traditions approach sexuality and spirituality. As is true of other CGU programs, the program gives you the flexibility to design your own course of study in line with core courses that will introduce you to important methodologies in these fields. You will study and build close working relationships with expert faculty-scholars, learning side by side with doctoral students as you prepare to become a teacher, enter a doctoral program, or consider careers outside academia.

Program Highlights

  • Interdisciplinary concentrations are available to you, including American Studies, Early Modern Studies, Hemispheric & Transnational Studies, Media Studies, and Museum Studies.
  • You will meet once a month for an Advisory Group Meeting held in the home of one of the faculty members, thus gaining an opportunity to get answers to questions and bond with classmates.
  • You can take courses and interact with faculty and students in other CGU departments and at The Claremont Colleges in such areas as Asian religions, African American religions, New Testament, women’s studies, and U.S. history.
  • The program allows students great flexibility in designing their studies while core courses introduce students to important methodologies in these fields
  • You will have access to the libraries of CGU and Claremont University Consortium which offer more than two million volumes – more than 250,000 in the field of religion alone.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Women’s Studies in Religion
  • Major Interpreters in the Study of Religion
  • Body, Gender & Sexuality in Early Christianity
  • Theories of Religion
  • Religion in America: 1865-present
  • Ancient Mesopotamian Religion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Applicants who feel that their Grade Point Averages do not adequately represent their ability to succeed in a graduate program may find it helpful to submit GRE scores for consideration.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial Statement or Proof
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    39600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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