Join us to explore the phenomenon of religion and to investigate religious traditions from around the world.
We are a vibrant and supportive learning community. Partner with our well-published, collegial faculty and fellow students to enrich your understanding of religion and its influence on society.
We have a robust religious studies program, which allows our M.A. students to acquire strong competencies in the field. Choose from one of our six areas of specialization for a master's degree. These highly specialized areas of study provide you with both breadth in training and the opportunity to develop your particular research interests. Once you have completed your M.A. degree, you may apply for our Joint PhD program with the Iliff School of Theology.
"'It's different for other people, but we in our green youth have to settle the eternal questions first of all,' Ivan explains to his brother Alyosha in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. It may be different for other people, but I am one of those that is compelled to face, in Dostoevsky's words, "the eternal questions." I have to scratch that itch. Pursuing a graduate level degree in Religious Studies at the University of Denver allowed me to face these questions in a rigorous academic environment with a faculty whose work I admired. I felt the degree would expose me to a great depth of thought surrounding these issues and provide a foundation for future career opportunities." – Timothy Isaacson, current MA student.
We welcome your questions. Please feel free to visit, email or call 303-871-2749. An appointment by phone or in person is best.
Professor Carl Raschke
Sturm Hall, Suite 266