Memorial University of Newfoundland

Graduate Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Religious Studies


School of Graduate Studies

Elzabeth Avenue

St. John's, NF


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Religious Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Set in Canada's most unique city - St. John's, Newfoundland - Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) offers the largest graduate programme in Religious Studies in Atlantic Canada, and one of the largest in the nation. Important resources include a large library with a generous collection of periodical literature, the Religion of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives, courses in ancient and non-western languages, strong computer support, and ten highly qualified, full-time faculty members. The Department is also the home of the Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis. We offer graduate-level instruction in the following areas of study:Hinduism, Classical Confucianism ,Philosophical, Daoism, Chinese and North American Buddhism, Buddhism and Psychology, Judaism, Christianity, Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Islam in the West, Religion in Canada, Religious history of Newfoundland and Labrador, Medieval religious thought, Religion and Popular Culture, New-age and Pagan religious movements, Ethics and social justice,Philosophy of religion. Normally, the Master of Arts program should take two years to complete, the first of which is to be spent primarily on course work and preparation of a thesis proposal. A student accepted on a part-time basis would normally be expected to take three to five years to complete the program.

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL: English Proficiency min score: 550 paper-based score / 213 Computer-based score / 80 Internet-based score IELTS: Band 6.5 or higher
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