Pursue a Master's degree with the Department of Religious Studies or a PhD in Religious Studies and Theology in our Joint Ph.D. program.
Our MA degree prepares you to enter a PhD program, or for careers in journalism, human resources, government, nonprofits and other private or public sector arenas where you can use the cross-cultural analytical and cultural skills you'll acquire in our program. Our program provides a broad exposure to the discipline of religious studies and to the world's major religious traditions. To provide depth, we offer areas of specialization within our MA degree, allowing you to gain professional competency in a particular area of interest.
Interested in our MA program?
Please join us Thurs, Dec 20 at 1pm Denver time for an online chat with faculty and students.
We'll be happy to answer any questions you have, as a group or in one-on-one chats. Please go here to register (if you have already begun submitting an application, you can use the same login information), and join us on the 20th.
Joint PhD program
In our DU-Iliff Joint PhD program, you'll gain independent research and teaching skills to position yourself for a career as an academic or as an expert theological researcher for a variety of religious organizations.
Degrees that bring you toward your future
Religious studies students and alumni use their degrees in a variety of meaningful ways in professional contexts. Program alumni currently work in non-profit organizations, human resources, university administration, schools, community colleges, and universities, as well as those who continue on to doctoral work.
"I am currently working at Johnson & Wales University in Denver working in civic engagement and diversity and inclusion programming. I believe that my experience connecting with community and religious groups in the Denver area has helped prepare me for managing public relationships, encouraging an environment of inclusion and understanding for our university, and has prepared me to teach as an adjunct faculty member at the University as well." – Adam Westbrook, MA ' 09.