Theology and religious studies students and professionals use their knowledge of global religions’ faiths, beliefs, rituals, and sacred texts to better understand and teach the implications of religion on our world’s communities, nations, and global events. Professionals in this field ask questions about the ethics and impacts of religions and spirituality and use their trained eyes to understand how religion has shaped and continues to shape our world.
Theology and Religious Studies Graduate Curriculum
Theology and religious studies graduate programs introduce students to an interdisciplinary curriculum that gives them the opportunity to study, analyze, and consider the dynamic design, impact, and growth of religion. Most programs require students to complete both core and elective courses, and many programs emphasize a particular religion, region of the world, or component of religion. Many programs offer seminar-style courses in which students engage in informed conversations about the subject at hand. Graduate-level students are typically required to complete coursework, an oral exam, and a thesis or dissertation.
Common Courses in Relgious Studies:
Theology and religious studies graduate students study an array of subjects. Some core subjects may include: