Please note that when you are applying to our graduate programs, you will be submitting all the documentation to the Graduate Office. Please do not send any documents to the department.
Our program is comparative and historical; it is not theological. (If you are interested in training for ministerial work, Atlanta is home to several theological schools and seminaries.) Students in our MA programs gain a sense of religion’s breadth and depth through coursework that spans religious traditions and offers opportunities to study specific religions comprehensively.
It’s free to start your application. Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies or start an application so that we know you’re interested in the program.
For students who do not receive an offer of ongoing financial aid at the time of admission, there are other funding opportunities. Occasionally the Department has ad-hoc funding that is distributed based on merit, but the availability of that funding varies from year to year. Students may also work on campus as Writing Across the Curriculum Consultants. Students without ongoing funding may teach if they successfully complete the teaching practicum series. Any student who earns a ‘B’ or better in RELS 8970, which is offered each spring, may also be employed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the second year, providing that there are open sections. Finally, some of our students take out loans or work part-time and even full-time jobs.