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Hindu Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Students in the MA in Hindu Studies program will be given opportunities to apprehend the self-understanding of Hindus by studying the multidimensional ways in which the Hindu ethos functions, its specific characteristics of non-exclusivity and celebration of internal diversity, and its history of reciprocal illumination with other faith traditions on the Indian subcontinent, as well as its tradition of self-reflective reinterpretation and reform.

In accordance with the interreligious environment of the GTU, the Hindu ethos will be studied in dialogue with other religious traditions in order to deepen understanding of the cross fertilization and profound relationships amongst cultures and faiths while honoring the distinctiveness of each religion.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • 1 course on Research Methods
  • 1 course in Interreligious Studies
  • 1 course in Sacred Texts & Their Interpretation
  • 1 course in Historical & Cultural Studies of Religion
  • 1 course in Theology & Ethics
  • 1 course in Religion & Practice
  • 4 courses (at least 2 at the 4000 level or above) in the chosen concentration
  • electives needed to make up a total of 14 courses

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Select Department and Concentration of Study  
  • Select School of Affiliation
  • Complete and Sign Application Form
  • Submit Supporting Documents:
Statement of Purpose (300-500 words)Official GRE or TOEFL ScoresOfficial Transcripts (from each previous institution)Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4400 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4400 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4400 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Berkeley

  • 1750 - 2820 USD/month
    Living Costs

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