Religion and American Politics, M.A. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
24 months
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Religion and American Politics from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) increases your professional marketability by providing a visionary understanding of two of the most important realms in American and global culture.


Offered jointly by Claremont Graduate University (CGU)’s Religion Department and Division of Politics & Economics, this interdisciplinary Master of Arts program in Religion and American Politics seeks to understand religion’s influence on American politics from the perspectives of both religious studies and political science. You’ll undertake scholarship in research methods, religion, and politics, collaborating across disciplines with leading faculty-scholars at CGU and The Claremont Colleges. 

Program Highlights

  • You can take courses and interact with faculty and students in other CGU departments and across The Claremont Colleges.
  • Thanks to Claremont Graduate University (CGU)’s Los Angeles location, you will study in one of the most religiously and culturally diverse cities in the country.
  • 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:

  • Bishops & Orthodoxy
  • Theories of Religion
  • Religion in America: 1600-1865
  • Legal Research Methods
  • American Political Development
  • Religion & Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 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
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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