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Religion, M.A.

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About

The Graduate Religious Studies program at the Mount offers students the unique opportunity to work with professors deeply committed to student success, willing to accommodate the schedules of working students, and support a variety of areas of theological inquiry.  Rooted within the broader mission of MSMU LA and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, a mission that calls for us be advocates for social justice and change, our program emphasizes praxis-based theories and methods in religion and theology, which allows students to be consistently immersed in the questions and concerns of particular communities and use these experiences to shape their own theological questions and responses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Scripture and Social Justice
  • Special Topics in the Hebrew Bible
  • The New Testament
  • Special Topics in the New Testament
  • Theories & Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Application and application fee.
  • One official, sealed, transcript of all previous college work, both undergraduate and graduate, sent directly from each institution to the Office of Graduate Admission.
  • Letters of recommendation from persons who have had ample opportunity to judge the applicant's academic ability, achievement and professional potential.
  • Statement of interest/application essay.
  • For DPT applicants, official GRE score reports should be submitted to PTCAS.  
  • An interview with graduate faculty may be included, depending on the program.
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  • Tuition Fee

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      905 USD/credit
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    • National

      905 USD/credit
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    Living costs for Los Angeles

    • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
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