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Comparative Religion

Western Michigan University

12 months
1055 USD/credit 34815 USD/year
1055 USD/credit 34815 USD/year
703 USD/credit 23199 USD/year
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Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University is designed to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge of at least two religious traditions, the principal classical works in the field of comparative religion, and the central issues of theory and method that underlie the discipline of the study of religion.


Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University designed for those who, whether they are religious or not, want to know more about religion, the role and significance of religion in societies today and in the past, and the ways in which academics think about and analyze religion and related concepts. 

Graduates with Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University will be able to:

  • Examine the concept of religion as well as specific religions from around the world and throughout history.
  • Analyze religion as a part of culture and in relation to other parts of culture.
  • Study components of religions like myths, rituals, doctrines and institutions.
  • Compare, evaluate and employ academic definitions and theories of religion.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Comparative Religion Professional Seminar
  • Theory and Method
  • Pedagogy: Teaching World Religions 
  • Advanced Writing Seminar in Religion
  • Historical Studies in Religion
  • Comparative Studies in Religion
  • Readings in Religion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For those not seeking a graduate assistantship: consideration is ongoing up to the beginning of the fall semester.


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or are attending, including diplomas, examination results, mark sheets and certificates
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
  • A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required; 
  • This program requires three recommendations
  • Please prepare a statement  
  • Please submit a writing sample of 10 to 15 pages.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    34815 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1055 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34815 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1055 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23199 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 703 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Kalamazoo

1000 - 1500 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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