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33 Master of Art Programs in Religious Studies

Earning a Master in Religious Studies is a great choice for people who want to help others and strive to make the world a better place. Students who graduate with a degree in religious studies can work to solve religious conflicts, provide counseling services and teach others patience, compassion and understanding. Prospective students typically ask, what is an MA in Religious Studies? It is an op… Read more

Earning a Master in Religious Studies is a great choice for people who want to help others and strive to make the world a better place. Students who graduate with a degree in religious studies can work to solve religious conflicts, provide counseling services and teach others patience, compassion and understanding.

Prospective students typically ask, what is an MA in Religious Studies? It is an opportunity to further study the world’s religions including texts and the work of important religious figures. The knowledge can be used to assist in resolving conflicts and improving relations between people of different religions.

They are a number of benefits of earning an MA in Religious Studies. One is that students frequently develop increased empathy since they are exposed to the perspectives of many religions. Empathy can be a very important skill in today’s increasingly complicated world, and an important attribute when pursing work in certain fields.

The cost of a Master in Religious Studies varies from institution to institution and country to country. In order to understand the exact cost of enrollment, prospective candidates should contact the schools in which they are interested.

Upon completion of an MA in Religious Studies, graduates can find work in a diverse range of fields. One typical path is to become a minister. Others pursue teaching and research jobs. Counseling, social services positions and community and welfare work are other alternatives for people with an master’s degree in Religious Studies. Government policymaking positions are another possible career path.

There are wonderful schools in many countries that offer advanced degrees in religious studies. Our extensive database is a great place for prospective students to begin researching the wide range of options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Drew University
Madison, USA

This is one of the most urgent questions of our time—and a complicated one with no easy answers. For those ready to tackle it, the Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) degree i ... +

This is one of the most urgent questions of our time—and a complicated one with no easy answers. For those ready to tackle it, the Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) degree invites you to study the world as it is shaped by religious inheritances, ideas, passions and ways of life. -
MA MA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Looking to build on your Bachelor's degree in Theology or Religious Studies? Or perhaps you are engaged in pastoral work and seeking to deepen your theoretical insights? Where ... +

Looking to build on your Bachelor's degree in Theology or Religious Studies? Or perhaps you are engaged in pastoral work and seeking to deepen your theoretical insights? Where better than at KU Leuven, where theology has been taught and practiced for nearly 600 years? KU Leuven's Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies has always acted as a think tank within the Catholic community. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Graceland University - Independence Campus
Independence, USA

The Master of Arts in Religion (34 graduate semester hours) at Community of Christ Seminary is designed for bi-vocational ministers who want to deepen their understanding of f ... +

The Master of Arts in Religion (34 graduate semester hours) at Community of Christ Seminary is designed for bi-vocational ministers who want to deepen their understanding of faith and ministry and transform the community, as well as for professional ministers preparing to lead others in discipleship and mission. It builds a strong foundation of formation in Christian scripture, tradition and mission and offers three concentrations for focused development: Christian Theology, Spiritual Leadership, Peace and Justice. This degree provides a strong academic foundation in biblical studies, Christian history, and theology, leadership, peace, and justice. These subjects offer essential preparation for Christian ministry and/or doctoral study in religion. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Aug 2020
31 May 2020
Online
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The MA in Theology and Religion is designed to accommodate the study of religions and spiritualties, past and present, and prepares you for professions which depend upon an ad ... +

The MA in Theology and Religion is designed to accommodate the study of religions and spiritualties, past and present, and prepares you for professions which depend upon an advanced understanding of how religious histories, ideas, texts, and practices permeate all societies. It also provides ideal preparation for further research at the doctoral level. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
01 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Bishop Grosseteste University
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Our Theology & Religious Studies Masters course will take you on a journey from the religious worlds of the great Western traditions to the mystical world of the ancient E ... +

Our Theology & Religious Studies Masters course will take you on a journey from the religious worlds of the great Western traditions to the mystical world of the ancient East. It will cover the burning contemporary issues that surround Religious Studies today and delve into life’s great questions. You will be able to explore the ideas and curiosity that have gripped the human race from the time we began to decorate the walls of our caves until the time we launched ourselves beyond our stratosphere and into outer space. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Nalanda University

The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia.

The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
KU Leuven: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Leuven, Belgium

Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training. With this in min ... +

Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training. With this in mind, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies insists on developing well-rounded and highly trained scholars with critical minds. The two-year Research Master equips students to function as experts in Church and society and prepares them for further research specifically oriented towards the Doctoral Program in Theology. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Our program aims to help students cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the contemporary ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Our program aims to help students cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the contemporary ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

This two-year M.A. program will grant you the basic tools for the scientific study of the Hebrew Bible. The program will be taught entirely in English by leading experts.

This two-year M.A. program will grant you the basic tools for the scientific study of the Hebrew Bible. The program will be taught entirely in English by leading experts. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological debates ... +

The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological debates relevant to Church and society. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
15 Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Religion, Conflict and Globalization offers a combination of anthropology, sociology and political science that is unique in the world. We focus on the place of reli ... +

The MA in Religion, Conflict and Globalization offers a combination of anthropology, sociology and political science that is unique in the world. We focus on the place of religion in a globalized world from an interdisciplinary perspective, and we relate the latest research and theories to current developments. We provide internships at embassies, ministry of foreign affairs, national and international NGO's, and our program is taught by leading experts with a world-class reputation at a Top 100 University. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2020
01 May 2020
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

The master's programme in Religious Studies at Leiden University gives you the opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of religions and their manifestations from a comparative ... +

The master's programme in Religious Studies at Leiden University gives you the opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of religions and their manifestations from a comparative perspective. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or East Asian Religions, provided they closely align with the expertise of our departmental members. Our members might also s ... +

Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or East Asian Religions, provided they closely align with the expertise of our departmental members. Our members might also supervise MAs in other areas aligned with their ongoing research projects. Please consult the profiles of the individual professors, or contact them directly for such distinctive areas of research. For instance, some faculty conduct research on Buddhism in the West, mysticism, near-death experiences, and modern nondual spirituality. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
EUCLID (Euclid University)
Washington, USA +2 More

EUCLID offers two closely related programs associated with its recognized expertise and intergovernmental mandate in the field interfaith studies and diplomacy.

EUCLID offers two closely related programs associated with its recognized expertise and intergovernmental mandate in the field interfaith studies and diplomacy. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 36 months
English
Online
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

The Research Master's programme in Religious Studies is a challenging, research-oriented programme that prepares you for participation in current debates in the international ... +

The Research Master's programme in Religious Studies is a challenging, research-oriented programme that prepares you for participation in current debates in the international community of scholars of religion and to make your own contributions to the field. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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