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Study of Religions

Master of Arts in Religious Studies with a Concentration Area in The Study of Religions

Children practicing religionThe newly created Study of Religions concentration, within the Master of Arts in Religious Studies, is inherently interdisciplinary and interreligious, and employs social-scientific methods and theories to study religion. The Study of Religions concentration seeks to understand and analyze the meaning and function of religious traditions and practices over time, with particular attention to, and analysis of, religious phenomena emerging from specific socio-cultural and geo-political contexts.

This concentration does not assume you have an interest solely in the faith of any one religion, but rather that you seek to understand and analyze the meaning and function of religious traditions and practices, and how they have the potential to shape our local and global societies.

We maintain that the interreligious and interdisciplinary emphasis in the study of religion has the capacity to deepen our understanding and expand our imagination related to the manifestation of these core values in the context of a Catholic institution of the 21st century.

Several of the courses in our curriculum can inform and enhance the work completed by students in other graduate programs, such as the Humanities, Psychology, Nursing, and Education.

 


Call (213) 477-2800 for more information on the all-new Master of Arts in Religious Studies degree programs. Please visit our Graduate Admissions website to learn more about admission.