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  Religious Studies - Master of Arts (MA)


University of Colorado Boulder    College of Arts and Sciences

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The MA in Religious Studies at CU Boulder offers a comprehensive curriculum that delves into the fascinating world of religion. Through the study of history, texts, rituals, and more, students gain a scholarly understanding of this complex phenomenon. The programme provides the flexibility to explore different religions, such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity, as well as thematic areas like religion and the environment, gender and sexuality, and ancient and medieval religions. With an emphasis on critical thinking and research skills, graduates are equipped to engage in public debates about religion. Entry requirements include holding a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. Explore the diverse landscape of religion with this enriching MA programme.

About the course

The curriculum in the Department of Religious Studies at CU Boulder trains students in the scholarly understanding and interpretation of the complex phenomenon we call religion through careful study of history, texts, rituals, narrative, art and media. The program offers the skills to approach the comparative study of religion with the option of gaining deeper knowledge in Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, religions in America, religions in the Mediterranean, religions in Asia, and several indigenous traditions. We also allow students to develop expertise in thematic areas such as religion and the body; ritual studies; religion and the environment; ethics, politics and law; religion, gender and sexuality; and ancient and medieval religions.

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Entry Requirements

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or have done work equivalent to that required for such a degree.

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