Religion, M.A. | Claremont School of Theology | Claremont, United States
24 months
1105 USD/credit 26520 USD/year
1105 USD/credit 26520 USD/year
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The Religion program of Claremont School of Theology combines academic excellence and opportunities for vocational exploration with the goal of preparing students for further graduate study, various forms of religious leadership and ministry, for general education and enrichment. 


Key Features

Students must complete a summative exercise at the end of their program which takes the form of a master’s thesis, a major paper, or a paper/project.

The Religion program of Claremont School of Theology is informed by the history of Christian reflection and practice, by deep and open dialogue between religious traditions, and by the quest to understand and respond constructively to the contemporary world.

It presupposes the need for scholars and religious leaders who are able to positively engage the needs of the world through an understanding of past traditions, present dialogue, and a continuing quest for understanding and wisdom.

The Master of Arts curriculum combines training in academic content and methods, in the research skills appropriate to the study of religion and the various theological disciplines, and in the knowledge and sensitivity necessary for teachers and ministers to engage in dialogue across cultures and religions.

All graduates are expected to acquire both breadth and depth of preparation in relation to their overall degree objectives. Breadth is established by taking a wide range of survey courses in the theological disciplines. Depth is probed in the final summative exercise.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and Practices of Spiritual Care
  • Interreligious Dialogue and Leadership
  • History of World Christianities
  • Christian Ethics
  • The Hebrew Bible in Context
  • The New Testament in Context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee ($50)
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement (Approximately 1000 words)
  • Your personal statement should address: your reasons for a pursuit of graduate theological study, your desire to study at Claremont School of Theology, your intended use of the degree in meeting future goals
  • Official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended after high school
  • Letters of Recommendation – 3 total
  • English Proficiency Documentation - required for all applicants for whom English is a second language. Either official TOEFL or official IELTS scores will be accepted. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 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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