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Religion, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The Religion program of University of Toronto consolidates the vast curricular and faculty resources that are distributed throughout the many departments and colleges of the University and enables its students to use any resource in the University which serves the study of religion.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Scripture and Ritual in Qumran
  • Reading Buddhist Texts
  • Topics in the Philosophical Study of Religion
  • MA Method and Theory
  • Sanskrit Readings 
  • Foundations in Psychoanalytic Theory and Clinical Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B+
Recommended score: B+

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department for the Study of Religion's additional admission requirements stated below.
  • Normally, an appropriate bachelor's degree with specialization in religion or a cognate discipline from a recognized university, broadly equivalent to the University of Toronto's BA Specialist degree in religion, with at least B+ standing in the final year. Students without appropriate preparation may be required to take additional work either before admission or during an extended master's program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23770 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6210 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • 1,863 CAD (domestic)
  • 7,131 CAD (international)

Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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