M.A. On Campus Online Blended


Eastern Mennonite University

24 months
525 USD/credit 15750 USD/year
525 USD/credit 15750 USD/year
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The Religion program at Eastern Mennonite University is designed for students who prioritize academic preparation in the theological disciplines over professional preparation for ministry.


The theological study, research and reflection skills combine with opportunities for formational development and mentoring. Students have the option of taking courses in other graduate programs at EMU. Interdisciplinary study is encouraged.

The Religion program at Eastern Mennonite University prepares students for

  • teaching or writing
  • further graduate/doctoral studies
  • integration of theoretical underpinnings for practical ministry

Why EMS?

  • The connection to the university allows for a wide range of interdisciplinary thesis options, in addition to classical seminary disciplines through study with other graduate programs at EMU.
  • EMS allows for creative or artistic thesis options in addition to scholarly work. 
  • MAR students who wish to publish scholarly works often use the MAR thesis as a starting place.
  • Focus on your own formation as a scholar, creating healthy leadership habits and practices. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Formation in God's Story
  • Christian Tradition  
  • Old Testament: Text in Context
  • New Testament: Text in Context 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of paid SEVIS fee
  • Passport
  • I-20
  • Financial documentation in the form of three months’ worth of bank statements
  • I-901 receipt
  • Passport Photographs
  • Other documents (check your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to know exactly what other documents you will need to bring)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 525 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 525 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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