This concentration allows a student to focus on the academic study of religion and theology. Religion as a human phenomenon is studied in its various manifestations throughout time and around the world through the lens of multiple disciplinary perspectives: historical, sociological, psychological, cultural, ethical, philosophical and theological. Whether this course of studies is undertaken in preparation for a Ph.D. in an area of religious and theological inquiry or simply as an end in itself, the concentration allows for in-depth examination of religion in an academically rigorous manner.
Requirements for the M.A. Degree
- Foundational course
- What is Religion?/Approaches to the Study of Religion TR771 (3 cr – this must be chosen instead of Introduction to Theology TR110 in the core degree requirements)
- Thesis (6 cr)