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Women's Studies in Religion, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The MA in Women’s Studies in Religion is designed to introduce students to the field of feminist scholarship in religion. The 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to 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
  • Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

In addition to any program-specific requirements, all applicants must submit the following materials:

  • $80 Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score (International Applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1940 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1940 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1940 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1940 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Claremont

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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