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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- Boulder, COBoulder, CO
Naropa University’s Religious Studies master’s degree program is one of personal and intellectual transformation.
- 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...
Grand Canyon University
Liberty University OnlineUpcoming Start Date: January 14, 2019
Liberty University’s Master of Divinity – Christian Apologetics online program equips individuals with the means to defend the Christian faith in all aspects of ministry. Through this program, you will combine academic theory and practica...
- South Orange, NJSouth Orange, NJ
Seton Hall UniversityUpcoming Start Date: January 14, 2019
Since 1975, this program has taught students the history, theology, ethics and scriptures of the Jewish and Christian faiths...
- 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
- Bourbonnais, ILBourbonnais, IL
Olivet Nazarene University
The Master of Arts in Religion degree program offers the student advanced study in the areas of systematic and historical theology, biblical studies,...
- Ottawa, ONOttawa, ON
University of Ottawa
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...
- Milwaukee, WIMilwaukee, WI
The Theology Department offers master's and doctoral programs aimed at giving students an integrated approach to theological studies.
- Indianapolis, INIndianapolis, IN
Mid-America Christian University
The Christian University graduate academics programs are for competent adults who possess at least a bachelor's degree.
- 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.
- Colorado Springs, COColorado Springs, CO
New Geneva Theological Seminary
The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is a professional program designed to provide exposure to a broad range of ministry disciplines for individua...
- Berkeley, CABerkeley, CA
American Baptist Seminary Of The West
The Master of Arts (M.A.) is offered jointly with the Graduate Theological Union.
- Montreal, QCMontreal, QC
Specializations are offered in the following disciplines: Old Testament Studies; New Testament Studies;Church History; Christian Theology; Philosophy...
- Kingston, NSKingston, NS
Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
Students focus on religion as a cultural phenomenon and also have the opportunity to work on specific religious traditions.
- Waco, TXWaco, TX
Baylor UniversityUpcoming Start Date: January 15, 2019
Baylor's graduate program in religion offers the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with concentrations in Biblical, Historical or Theological Studies.
- Ottawa, ONOttawa, ON