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104 Masters Programs in Religious Studies

Students with an interest in obtaining a master’s degree should seek out an accredited university which offers a program that appeals to their academic interests. Most master’s degrees are awarded when extensive study and research have been completed through a qualified institution. A Master in Religious Studies is a unique degree which can appeal to both the academic and spiritually-m… Read more

Students with an interest in obtaining a master’s degree should seek out an accredited university which offers a program that appeals to their academic interests. Most master’s degrees are awarded when extensive study and research have been completed through a qualified institution. A Master in Religious Studies is a unique degree which can appeal to both the academic and spiritually-minded individual.

What is a Master in Religious Studies? The study of religion is a vast topic which includes a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches. Students will study everything from religious history to theology and religious theory. An interdisciplinary approach to a Master in Religious Studies can also include the impacts of religion on culture, art, or psychology.

Whatever approach a student takes to their religious studies degree, this rewarding field of study can impact both spiritual and secular thinking. An understanding of one or many religions can help individuals to connect with others of different cultural backgrounds and fields of thought.

Because the cost of a master’s program will vary from one institution to the next, it is important for potential students to approach the financial offices of the schools they are interested in attending to learn more about the price of fees and tuition. Students should compare the cost of each program and determine the value of the education being offered based on the credentials of the individual school or program.

Common career choices for religious studies graduates include ministers, diplomats, professors, and business relations managers. When selecting a Master of Religious Studies program, students should consider where they want their education to take them in their future career. Students should select the program that aligns with their spiritual interests and career aspirations.

Students looking for a chance to expand both secular and spiritual knowledge may find that a Master in Religious Studies is a perfect fit for their educational endeavors. To apply online, 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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California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Climate change and biodiversity loss are among the greatest existential threats humanity has seen. Further, these ecological challenges represent a crisis of values and consci ... +

Climate change and biodiversity loss are among the greatest existential threats humanity has seen. Further, these ecological challenges represent a crisis of values and consciousness. Our program allows students to cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to these existential threats from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives. Students gain skills and insight to transform practices, worldviews, and consciousness in service of a more just, sustainable, and flourishing planetary future. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Theology & Religious Studies (Research) was chosen as the best Research Master's program in Theology and Religious Studies in the Netherlands. We focus on the dy ... +

The MA in Theology & Religious Studies (Research) was chosen as the best Research Master's program in Theology and Religious Studies in the Netherlands. We focus on the dynamic relationships between religion, culture, and society. Our program is taught by leading experts with a world-class reputation, in small classes with intensive supervision, where our students can follow their own research interests. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

Since the turn of the millennium religious ideas and identities have increasingly shaped national and international politics, especially in the Middle East. This online MA pro ... +

Since the turn of the millennium religious ideas and identities have increasingly shaped national and international politics, especially in the Middle East. This online MA program – led by Prof. Jonathan Fox, one of the world’s foremost experts in the field – provides a unique platform for understanding the role of religion in contemporary politics. We explore the potential of religions to unite and divide societies, to exacerbate conflict, or provide frameworks for peace. Whether you are planning a career in academia, policy research, diplomacy, conflict resolution, or the clergy, or whether you simply have a passion to understand the social forces that shape our world, this program is for you. This two-year, online MA program will provide you with a deep academic grounding in religious and Middle Eastern politics as well as in general political science. The program is taught entirely in English by leading experts. There are approximately six hours of online teaching each week, and the program is open to students anywhere in the world. We consider both religious politics and Middle Eastern politics important topics of study within political science. This program uniquely combines these topics, which include a broad survey of Middle Eastern politics as well as religious politics both in the Middle East and outside of the Middle East. At the same time, we provide courses that cover basic political science theory and methodology. Thus, while this course of study has a unique focus, it will also provide a broad foundation in the general discipline of political science. Bar-Ilan University’s Political Science Department is uniquely situated to provide this course of study. Its faculty is part of a 40+ year tradition of expertise and excellence in religious and Middle Eastern politics and includes world-class researchers and instructors on these topics. The department is also home to premier research centers and projects, which focus on these issues. These include the Religion and State Project, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, the Middle East’s premier national security think tank, and the Argov Center for the Study of Israel and the Jewish People. Read more about this degree in this article. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 

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University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

Students may pursue a Master's degree in Religious Studies in the following areas Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or East Asian Religions, provided they clos ... +

Students may pursue a Master's degree in Religious Studies in the following areas 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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Develop religious and theological literacy and awareness with this wide-ranging, multi-option master's degree.

Develop religious and theological literacy and awareness with this wide-ranging, multi-option master's degree. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
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
Campus
 
Nalanda University
Rajgir, India

The School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy & Comparative Religion offers M.A. in Buddhist Studies, Philosophy & Comparative Religion and M.A. in Hindu Studies (Sanātan ... +

The School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy & Comparative Religion offers M.A. in Buddhist Studies, Philosophy & Comparative Religion and M.A. in Hindu Studies (Sanātana). The programme in Buddhist Studies emphasizes a deep and distinctive study of Buddhist ideas and values and historically contextualizes those ideas in relation to other proximal philosophical and religious traditions such as Vedic, Sankhya, Yoga, and Tantra. The programme in Hindu Studies is designed to enable the students to grasp the rich spiritual as well as an intellectual system of Hinduism – a distinctively interdisciplinary system where the textual and the oral, the verbal and the visual, the scientific and the metaphysical, the transcendental and the functional are interlocked as parts of a whole. Through an interdisciplinary/ comparative curriculum, the School examines the wider social-historical-cultural contexts of the development of Hindu and Buddhist traditions and the concurrent philosophical systems of Asia in general and of South and Southeast Asia in particular. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Aug 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
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 2022
01 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The one-year Master's degree program Theology & Religious Studies focuses on specific professional fields. You will be prepared for a professional career within or outside ... +

The one-year Master's degree program Theology & Religious Studies focuses on specific professional fields. You will be prepared for a professional career within or outside religious institutions. Each specialization focuses on their own field. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
Dutch, English
01 Sep 2022
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
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
Campus
 
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
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
2 years
English
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master's Degree in Religious Sciences is interdepartmental, inter-disciplinary and interdisciplinary. It brings together a large number of specialists in the various scien ... +

The Master's Degree in Religious Sciences is interdepartmental, inter-disciplinary and interdisciplinary. It brings together a large number of specialists in the various sciences who are responsible for the analysis of the religious phenomenon and allows a diversified, specialized, attractive and quality offer. Thanks to its open vision, it allows the real and effective mobility of students and professors between the various participating institutions, as well as the initiation of the former in the most varied lines of research. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2022
27 May 2022
Campus
 
Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

The online Master of Theology program from Campbellsville University offers areas of emphasis in biblical studies, pastoral leadership, and theological studies to provide the ... +

The online Master of Theology program from Campbellsville University offers areas of emphasis in biblical studies, pastoral leadership, and theological studies to provide the skills you need to advance your ministry career. Graduates succeed as Christian counselors, theology professors, missionaries, and more. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Online