24 months
12190 CAD/year
5540 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Religion Studies at The University of Winnipeg and the Department of Religion at The University of Manitoba offer a Joint Master of Arts Program.  


Graduates of either university who have completed a recognized pre-Master's program in Religion, or who hold a B.A.(Honours) in Religion, or have completed a program equivalent to a pre-Master's or Honours in any recognized university of college, are eligible to apply. University of Winnipeg students can also qualify for admission by completing the Bachelor of Arts (4-year) degree in Religion. 

Learning outcomes 

Applications will also be considered from B.A. (Honours) graduates in other disciplines with a strong background in Religious Studies. Students completing the Joint M.A. Program may elect to receive their degree from either of the participating universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Seminar in Research Methods and Theory
  • Seminar in Buddhism
  • Religion and Democracy
  • The Yoga Tradition
  • Peace & War in Islamic Thought  
  • Feminist Theory & Religion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in their last 60 credit hours of study;
  • successful completion of a total of 60 credit hours in Religion;
  • breadth of preparation, that is, courses completed in each of three areas: A (Western Religions), B (World Religions), and C (Religion and Culture);
  • at least 6 currently-relevant credit hours in methodology: 3 credit hours in methodology for the study of Eastern Religions and 3 credit hours in methodology for the study of Western Religions (NOTE: Students admitted to the MA program without current methodology credits will be required to complete these in addition to credit hours specified for completion of MA program of study). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12190 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6095 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    5540 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2770 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Winnipeg

1056 - 1650 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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