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Master of Arts

University of Chicago

M.A.
24 months
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24200 USD/year
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The Master of Arts (MA) program from the University of Chicago  is a foundational program to acquire the skills to develop a research agenda for doctoral study, or to strengthen knowledge needed for professional fields. Admission is offered annually.

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Overview

About the program 

The Master of Arts (MA) program offered at the University of Chicago is a two-year program that enables students to explore the history, theology, beliefs, and languages of world religions though a variety of scholarly approaches. It is designed for students who wish to acquire the skills to develop a research agenda for doctoral study, or who want a broad and deep grounding in the academic study of religion in preparation for a wide range of professions.

Work at The University of Chicago Divinity School encompasses the full range of the academic study of religion. 

The School generates knowledge about the history, theology, beliefs, and practices of world religions through a broad and rich array of methodological and theoretical approaches that is deeply informed, intellectually curious, and honestly engaged.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Study of Religion
  • At least one course in each of the three faculty committees
  • Demonstrated competence in either French or German through an exam or course from the Chicago Language Center

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
104 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Divinity School Application for Graduate Admission
  • Personal statement reflecting intellectual influences and professional goals
  • Academic transcripts from every institution attended
  • At least three letters of recommendation with at least two letters from faculty members
  • Official Scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – School code 1832
  • Current CV or resume
  • Writing sample, not to exceed 15 pages, encouraged but not required
  • Application fee: $75 (waiver available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12100 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12100 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Fee is for Full-time (3-4 courses)

Funding

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