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The Department of Humanities and Religious Studies at the California State University Sacramento offers an integrated approach to the study of world cultures from ancient times to the present. In our courses, students undertake interdisciplinary study of core ideas, ideals, and values.


The Humanities offered by the California State University Sacramento – known by Renaissance thinkers as studia humanitatis (“studies of humanity”) -- explore such subjects as literature, history, philosophy, religion, the visual arts, music, drama, and film. 

Religious Studies focuses on beliefs and practices of the world’s religions in their historical and cultural contexts. 


  • Employing the methods and insights of disciplines such as history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and philosophy, Religious Studies approaches its subject matter with empathy while avoiding assumptions or judgments about religious truth claims.
  • The MA in Humanities provides graduate-level engagement with humanistic approaches to world cultures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ancient Greek Culture 
  • Ancient Roman Culture 
  • Evolving Concepts of God: Portrait of Deity in Monotheistic Religions 
  • Religions of the Roman Empire 
  • Early Christian Literature 
  • The Gothic Spirit

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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General requirements

  • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university (or equivalent preparation if the student has done undergraduate work outside the U.S.);
  • an undergraduate major in Humanities or in a closely related field (subject to approval by the Graduate Coordinator);
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester units attempted and a minimum 3.3 GPA in Humanities courses (or in major in a related field);

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Sacramento

1190 - 1765 USD /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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