Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Why Study Religion at GSU?

The study of religion is vital to understanding a wide range of issues in public life, including global politics, public policy, business, the law and the media.

Our Programs

Immerse yourself in the study of religions and pursue independent research in the MA in Religious Studies.

Engage religion in public life through an internship or our Combined Master of Arts in Religious Studies and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Social Enterprise.

Gain experience teaching religions as an instructor in our introductory course.

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Program Questions

Molly Bassett Director of Graduate Studies

Admissions Questions

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Tuition & Funding

In recent years, nearly 100% of the graduate students in our department have received funding. Department awards typically include a stipend ($2,500-3,000) and tuition waiver valued between $4,584 for in-state and $14,911 for out of state students. We make funding offers of one to four semesters of support at the time of admission, and many other financial aid opportunities are available after students enroll.

Graduate Services offers an online tuition costs calculator that you can use to approximate your costs. Student Financial Services maintains a list of current tuition and fees (scroll down).

Hear more about how graduate students at GSU fund their education.

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