Religious Studies Graduate Programs & Schools
Religious studies graduate programs are designed to train students who are interested in pursuing careers in spirituality, human services, and education. Graduate programs in religious studies are interdisciplinary and provide students with opportunities to develop critical thinking and effective research and writing skills.
By earning a degree in religious studies, students develop the knowledge and skills that may lead to work in the field of religious studies.
Types of Religious Studies Graduate Programs
There are different kinds of religious studies programs. Among the many religious studies programs, students can select a program that has online, hybrid, or on-campus classes.
Many programs allow students to enroll part-time or full-time. Graduate Religious Studies programs offer Masters of Arts and Masters in Religious Studies, Doctorate Degrees, Masters of Divinity Degrees, and certificates in Religious Studies. Although all provide training in the field of religious studies, some offer specializations in areas such as Muslim studies, organizational leadership, Jewish-Christian studies, and Buddhist studies.
You can earn religious studies degrees such as a Graduate Certificate in Religion and Social Change, a Master of Arts in Muslim Studies, or an online Doctorate in Ministry. A masters in religious studies or PhD religious studies graduate degree also offers an academic path that may open teaching opportunities in schools, faith-based institutions, and community organizations.
Whichever specialization you select for your religious studies graduate program, you can find one to meet your interests and career goals.
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Grand Canyon University
- Boulder, COBoulder, CO
Naropa University’s Religious Studies master’s degree program is one of personal and intellectual transformation.
- South Orange, NJSouth Orange, NJ
Seton Hall University
Since 1975, this program has taught students the history, theology, ethics and scriptures of the Jewish and Christian faiths...
Liberty University Online
- Edinburgh, United KingdomEdinburgh, United Kingdom
University of Edinburgh
Our dedicated Masters programme in Science and Religion is almost unique in European universities. It aims to inform and engage with the debate in depth, looking at it from scientific, philosophical, historical, ethical and theological perspectives...
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
California Institute of Integral Studies
Explore worldviews, philosophies, and religion in understanding and responding to interconnected global ecological crises.
- Boulder, COBoulder, CO
Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality
The Fox Institute is the first university to offer a doctoral degree in spirituality...
- Costa Mesa, CACosta Mesa, CA
Vanguard’s graduate religion faculty challenge students to engage their professional discipline passionately and contemplatively. With each passing class session, you will gain Biblical knowledge and skills that will inform your work and service...
- Capitol Heights, MDCapitol Heights, MD
Maple Springs Baptist Bible College And Seminary
The Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies is designed to give men and woman a biblical and theological foundation for various kind of Christian se...
- Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA
La Salle University
The Th.D. Program at La Salle University seeks to prepare highly talented individuals to “hand on” the Christian faith in a wide spectrum of venues.
- Waco, TXWaco, TX
Baylor's graduate program in religion offers the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with concentrations in Biblical, Historical or Theological Studies.
- Watertown, WIWatertown, WI
Maranatha Baptist Bible College
The Master of Arts in Biblical studies is a two-year program designed to prepare you for missionary service, youth work, college or university campus...
- Otterburne, MBOtterburne, MB
Providence Theological Seminary
- Winchester, United KingdomWinchester, United Kingdom
University College Winchester
The MA in Religion combines Religious Studies and theological approaches to the study of rhetoric and practices of death as understood, experienced an...
- Portland, ORPortland, OR
Multnomah Biblical Seminary
The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies is a two-year program offering a specialization in Bible, biblical interpretation and theology.
- Lancaster, PALancaster, PA
Lancaster Bible College
International University of Professional Studies
Our Consciousness Studies program explores the meaning of the human condition: the nature of self and reality; the possibilities for personal, social...
- Port Elizabeth, South AfricaPort Elizabeth, South Africa
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
The MPhil in Christian studies is a career-oriented coursework Master’s program designed in consultation with a range of church and other commun...
- Berkeley, CABerkeley, CA
American Baptist Seminary Of The West
The Master of Arts (M.A.) is offered jointly with the Graduate Theological Union.
- Milwaukee, WIMilwaukee, WI
The Theology Department offers master's and doctoral programs aimed at giving students an integrated approach to theological studies.
- Berkeley, CABerkeley, CA
Pacific School of Religion
...committed to serving God by equipping historic and emerging faith communities for a changing world.