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Religious Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
The Master of Arts (Religious Studies) is a two-year graduate program that focuses on the study of religious traditions, theology and ethics. Culminating with a Master’s Thesis, this program allows you to focus theological study in an area of personal interest. This is an appropriate degree if you are preparing for further study at the doctoral level.
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Overview

PROGRAM GOALS

  • MA graduates will have acquired foundational knowledge of and the capacity to interpret and communicate religious traditions.
  • MA graduates will be able to think critically about religious traditions.
  • MA graduates will be able to complete graduate level academic research in religious studies.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Students will apply foundational knowledge of religious traditions appropriately in scholarly research.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to construct and develop a substantial scholarly argument in religious studies.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to think and write critically about religious traditions.
  • Students will demonstrate in-depth scholarly knowledge in a specific area relating to religious studies.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    81

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The MDiv, and MA application process includes:

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended.
  • Four letters of reference – at least two must be academic, one may come from a pastor or other ministry professional, and one may come from a supervisor or friend.
  • Written materials, including an autobiographical statement, as directed for each degree program.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are required of applicants for whom English is not a first language. The exam must be completed no more than two years prior to application. 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18432 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18432 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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