Earn your MA in Religious Studies

The master of arts program in the Department of Religious Studies is designed for students who wish to advance their understanding of a particular area of religious studies or explore multiple traditions and topics beyond the undergraduate level. It can be more or less focused. Many MA students choose to later pursue a PhD. Many others bring their advanced education to such careers as medicine, nursing, law, diplomacy, ministry, social advocacy, journalism, counseling, and informatics.

It is the expectation that MA students will complete their studies in two years.

For additional information on the MA program, including requirements, see the MA degree program book.

Departmental documents and forms for the MA

*Graduate College forms to be completed by departmental administrator and advisor

Create your academic path

You'll find degree overviews, requirements, course lists, academic plans, and more to help you plan your education and explore your possibilities.

Current course list

The MyUI Schedule displays registered courses for a particular session and is available to enrolled students. The list view includes course instructors, time and location, and features to drop courses or change sections.


For specific inquiries about the MA program, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies:

Portrait of Morten Schlütter

Morten Schlütter

Associate Professor, Chinese Religion and Buddhist Studies
Director of Graduate Studies