24 months
18030 USD/year
18030 USD/year
8202 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Religious Studies program from Florida International University is designed to give students maximum flexibility in pursuing their research interests, while providing a firm foundation in both the general academic study of religion and the student’s area of specialization.

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The M.A. Religious Studies from Florida International University  is a 36-credit hour program: 9 hours of core seminars, 12 hours of ‘track’ courses, and either 9 hours of electives and 6 hours of thesis work, or 15 hours of electives.

Application to the Master of Arts program in Religious Studies is made through FIU’s Graduate Admissions Office.

Combined BA/MA in Religious Studies

To be considered for admission to the combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program, students must have completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor’s degree program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the graduate degree program to which they are applying. Students need only apply once to the combined degree program, but the application must be submitted to Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 credits of the bachelor’s degree program.

 A student admitted to the combined degree program will be considered to have undergraduate status until the student applies for graduation from their bachelor’s degree program. Upon conferral of the bachelor’s degree, the student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for graduate assistantships. Only 5000-level or higher courses, and no more than the number of credits specified by the program catalog, may be applied toward both degrees.

Programme Structure

  • A four course track, either in one religious tradition, or one theme across religious traditions, approved by the Graduate Director.
  • The two graduate seminars taken in the senior year of the BA as well as the Focus courses taken at the Graduate level (limit 12 hours double-counted).
  • Six credits of electives selected from the Religious Studies Graduate Course Offerings.
  • Six hours of thesis, or six additional hours from the Religious Studies Graduate Course Offerings.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
156.01 (verbal)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A graduate degree in the humanities or social sciences from an accredited college or university or
  • A score of 156 or higher on the verbal portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or
  • A UG 60 GPA of 3.25
  • Online application and application fee;
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework;
  • Official GRE scores;
  • Official TOEFL scores, if applicable;
  • A statement of research interests, including reasons for seeking the M.A./Ph.D., future career goals, and a summary of scholarly preparation for this program;
  • Three letters of reference from academic sources or others able to judge academic abilities and potential; and
  • A curriculum vitae.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8202 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4101 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Miami

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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