Ph.D, M.A. (joint degree with the University of Winnipeg)
The M.A. is offered as a Joint Program in cooperation with the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Students in the JMP may elect to receive their degrees from either of the two participating universities. They may pursue their degree via the thesis route, or the Course and Comprehensive route.
The Department of Religion considers applications to do doctoral work only in the research areas of its faculty, which currently include:
Religions of south and east Asia, esp. Hinduism and Buddhism
Bible, formative Christianity, religions and cultures of Western antiquity
Reformation and aspects of early modern/modern Christianity
Christianity, culture and society, and Christian texts
Islam and Islamic texts
Methodology, hermeneutics and critical theory
The study of religion at the University of Manitoba is religiously non-aligned and encourages scholarly diversity. Faculty members have a rich variety of backgrounds and a great wealth of scholarship. Some are internationally recognized leaders in their field; they have written texts that make an important contribution to their discipline.
Many students have completed their M.A. in Religion in the past several years and many of these have continued their studies in Ph.D. programs, some now teaching in departments of Religion here and elsewhere.