M.A. On Campus

Religious Studies

McGill University

24 months
9330 CAD/year
4252 CAD/year
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The many different areas of research interest among members of the Religious Studies School at McGill University frequently require the hiring of graduate students as research assistants.


About this Program

The School also seeks to train young scholars in the art of lecturing/teaching; to this end it has created opportunities for Ph.D. students to teach courses and permits M.A. and Ph.D. students to work as teaching assistants. The individual programs are described below.

Adequate library and study facilities are available in the William and Henry Birks Building and elsewhere in the University for the courses listed and for research.

The School of Religious Studies at McGill University offers programs leading to the degrees of:

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) (Thesis and Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) (Thesis) with specialization in Bioethics
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) (Thesis) with option in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with option in Gender and Women's Studies

The areas of graduate specializations of our School are:

  • Buddhism;
  • Christian History and Theology;
  • Early Judaism;
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies;
  • Hinduism;
  • Interfaith Studies;
  • New Testament Studies;
  • Philosophy of Religion;
  • Religion and Communication;
  • Religious Ethics;
  • Religion and Globalization;
  • Religion and Modernity;
  • Religion and the Public Sphere;
  • Sociology of Islam.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Paper
  • Honours Seminar
  • Methods in Religious Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9330 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9330 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4252 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4252 CAD per year during 24 months.
Local: 1,362.60 CAD 


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