Religious Studies

University of Chicago

12 months
4333 USD/module
4333 USD/module
Tuition fee
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The Divinity School  from the University of Chicago offers the doctoral (PhD) degree, the Master of Divinity degree (MDiv), the Master of Arts (MA) degree, and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies (AMRS), as well as a major and a minor for College students.

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The AMRS Religious Studies program offered at the University of Chicago is designed for those practicing other professions (e.g. law, medicine, business, education, journalism, the arts), or those looking to develop a broad basis of understanding in religious studies. Students may enroll either full or part time.

We offer rolling admission to the AMRS program. Students may apply for admission for either the Autumn, Winter, or Spring quarter. We do not offer admission for the Summer Quarter. 

Programme Structure

The AMRS course of study can be completed in one (1) year on a full-time basis. Students may study on a part-time basis and complete the degree in up to three (3) years.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


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

Successful completion of a minimum of nine  courses, including DVSC 30400, Introduction tot eh Study of Religion, and one course in two of the three faculty committees; and a one-hour oral examination based on a paper written for any class. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4333 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4333 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4333 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4333 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.


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