Our 45-credit master's program provides you with the research, knowledge and skills to enter a doctoral program. Or use the cross-cultural analytical skills you will hone with this degree to build a professional career in a variety of private or non-profit fields, like journalism, government, non-profit work, or human resources.
"I am interested in exploring the avenues of doctoral study, however I am not locked into that track. Religious studies provides a valuable lens to engage a world in which religion continues to be "front page news." There are many ways in which the issues of Religious Studies intersect our world and the job market. For example, I could apply this MA degree writing, or partnering with non-profits engaged in ethical and social justice issues, or working for a government organization with international scope, or perhaps, even teaching." – Timothy Isaacson, current MA student.
Our newly designed areas of specialization emphasize both breadth and depth. Deepen your understanding of a particular area of religious interest by choosing one of six tracks:
- biblical studies
- theory of religion
- international and multicultural studies
- philosophy of religion
- Islamic studies
- world religions
Review our MA program overview to get a better sense of our degree options.
View the religious studies course bulletin to get the full scope of coursework for our degree programs.
Are you interested in deeper interdisciplinary study? Consider a dual degree by pairing your religious studies master's degree with a complementary discipline offered at DU:
• Choose our religious studies and philosophy flexible dual degree.
• View the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences degree grid for disciplines within our divisions.
• Explore all of our University of Denver master's level degree programs.
Priority deadline for all MA application materials to be received in the Office of Graduate Studies is February 1st. Apply today!