Religious Studies

University of Ottawa

M.A. On Campus
24 months
16980 CAD/year
4912 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Classics and Religious Studies at University of Ottawa offers programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA) in Religious Studies and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Religious Studies (University of Ottawa)


The Department of Classics and Religious Studies (sector: Religious Studies) at University of Ottawa focuses on the study of the religious phenomenon through teaching and research in the same manner and on the same level as any other category of facts accessible to human experience and observation.

The disciplines that play a role in the study of religions are primarily of a historical, sociological, psychological and anthropological nature. Such a study must take into account the plurality of religious traditions and expressions in society and examine the relationships among them.

Research on the meaning of religious phenomena is accomplished through analysis and comparison of the various means of religious expression, both in the past and present. No tradition is considered normative.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Psychoanalysis and Religion
  • Freud, Jung and Religion
  • Origins of Christianity
  • Seminar in Religious Studies
  • Current Approaches to the Study of Religion
  • Religion and Society in Cross-cultural Analysis
  • Religion and Anthropology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants who hold a bachelor with honours in Religious Studies or the equivalent with at least second-class standing may be admitted to the master's program. Those who do not have an honours degree in religious studies may be admitted to a qualifying year during which they complete the requirements normally included in the honours program. The qualifying year comprises a minimum of five courses equivalent to selected compulsory courses of the honours program at the University of Ottawa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4912 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2456 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Religious Studies
University of Ottawa


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