12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department for the Study of Religion at University of Toronto offers a Master of Arts program in the study of religion and facilitates research and publication on religion.


About this Degree

The department 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.

The Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto conceives the academic study of religion in interdisciplinary terms and embraces humanistic, historical, and social scientific approaches and methods. Programs of study are constructed individually to fit the specific needs and interests of each student. As a guideline for areas of strength in the department, the department is organized by the following fields:

  • Buddhist Studies
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism and South Asian Religions
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Religion, Culture, and Politics
  • Religion, Ethics, and Modern Thought
  • Religion and Medicine
  • Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity

These fields do not determine program requirements. Most faculty and students participate in multiple fields.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Major Research Paper
  • MA Method and Theory Workshop
  • One Gateway Seminar
  • One Religion course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits

4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

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 A– 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

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /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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