Graduate Program

Requirements for the Degree

  • 32 credit hours of graduate course work (total)
  • 12 hours (three courses) must be at the 500-level
  • RLST 510 (Introduction to Graduate Studies in Religion)
  • Primary field of study (must be established in consultation with Director of Graduate Studies; minimum of two courses in primary area of study)
  • Students must meet the foreign language requirement (reading proficiency in a foreign language relevant to the student's field of study)
  • M.A. thesis or two revised seminar papers (students writing M.A. thesis may register for up to 8 hours of M.A. thesis credit)
  • M.A. examination (based on course work and research)