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
- Hinduism and South Asian Religions
- 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.
- Major Research Paper
- MA Method and Theory Workshop
- One Gateway Seminar
- One Religion course
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)
DisciplinesReligious Studies & Theology Christian Studies View 17 other Masters in Christian Studies in Canada
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.
International27520 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 12 months.
National6210 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Toronto
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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