Students entering the Religious Studies and Theology program at the Graduate Theological Union can choose their fields of study from among more than thirty concentrations grouped into four interdisciplinary departments: Sacred Texts and Their Interpretation, Historical and Cultural Studies of Religion, Theology and Ethics, and Religion and Practice. Each MA student affiliates with a GTU member school or academic center during their program.
Recognizing the GTU as a haven for interreligous dialogue and scholarship, we are pursuing a new MA concentration in Interreligious Studies and Spirituality. This will offer MA students an opportunity to customize a degree path in conjunction with their advisor that will draw on the resources offered across the academic centers and member schools of the GTU.
The program provides ecumenical and interreligious learning opportunities, and students have access to courses offered throughout the consortium, and many courses at UC Berkeley. The purpose of the program is to provide a basic understanding of theological or religious studies as preparation for doctoral study or as an academic foundation or secondary school teaching, educational or social justice ministries, or religious leadership in the non-profit sector.
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- Research Methods
- Interreligious Studies
- Sacred Texts & Their Interpretation
- Historical & Cultural Studies of Religion
- Theology & Ethics
- Religion & Practice
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Apply before July 15, and your application fee will be waived.
Apps submitted after the priority deadline are considered on a rolling basis as space allows.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Religious Studies & Theology Counselling View 470 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
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- The Application Form
- An Academic Statement of Purpose
- Three academic letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate school
- Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores and TOEFL Exam Requirements
- Application Fee of $40 (Apply before July 15, 2021, and your application fee will be waived).
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International800 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 24 months.
National800 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 24 months.
Living costs for Berkeley
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.