M.A. On Campus

Religious Studies

University of Chicago

12 months
24200 USD/year
24200 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The AMRS: Master of Arts in Religious Studies program at University of Chicago is designed for students looking to develop a broad basis of understanding in religious studies or those professionals looking to connect their current field of practice to the study of religion (e.g. law, medicine, business, education, journalism, the arts). Students may enroll either full or part time.


All students in the AMRS program take a minimum of 9 courses, including a foundational course- DVSC 30400: Introduction to the Study of Religion and a course in three of the 11 areas of study. 

Key Features 

  • AMRS students work with their assigned faculty advisor to develop a course of study that best fits their personal, professional, and academic goals. 
  • Students in the Religious Studies program at University of Chicago can take courses in other departments outside of the Divinity School. The program culminates in an oral examination of a paper written for a class. 
  • Students may complete the program in one year by enrolling full-time. Part-time student may take up to 3 years to complete the program. 

Programme Structure

  • Divinity School faculty are world-renowned scholars and educators, representing an extraordinary breadth and depth of knowledge across the world's religious traditions, past and present, as well as a range of disciplinary and methodological approaches to the study of religion. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Divinity School Application for Graduate Admission
  • Candidate Statement reflecting intellectual influences and professional goals
  • Academic Transcripts 
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Current Resume or CV
  • Writing sample, at least 15 pages
  • Application fee: $75 (waiver available)
  • International students: TOEFL or IELTS score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12100 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    24200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12100 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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