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La Sierra University

12 months
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730 USD/credit
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About

The 48-unit Master of Arts Religion program from La Sierra University engages you in advanced academic studies beyond the baccalaureate level in a focused area and provides a step towards a doctoral program in religion.

Overview

Key Features

Although the specific constituency of La Sierra University and the Richards Divinity School is the Seventh-day Adventist Church, both the University and the Divinity School welcome students from other faith traditions. The Divinity School offers five graduate programs that fall into the categories of professional and academic.

Our professional programs are tailored for those who work, or would like to work, in some aspect of Christian ministry. We offer two professional programs: the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree program and the Graduate Certificate in Ministry (CMin) program. The MDiv is the standard degree program for professional ministry. The CMin program prepares lay persons for local church leadership.

If you’re interested in studying the field of religion from an academic rather than professional viewpoint, this is the program for you. 

In the Religion program from La Sierra University, you can study and do research in particular fields within the discipline of religious studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Studies (4) RELG 510 Research and Writing in Religion (4) Major Area Studies (24-28) Required Core Courses in disciplinary area of major. 
  • Other courses must be REL_ 51_ and above. Ideally should include a reading tutorial and at least one seminar in the major area of study. 
  • Minor Area Studies (8-16) Required Core Course(s) in disciplinary area. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For regular admission, applicants must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree or equivalent with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better (on a 4-point scale) from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university.
  • International applicants must meet the requirements of the university for English-language competence.
  • Students must have adequate undergraduate or graduate preparation in their major and minor area of study. 
  • Students may transfer up to 24 units from an approved graduate program in another university.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 730 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 730 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Home Gardens

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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