University of Virginia

Description

The Department of Religious Studies offers graduate programs leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in five major areas of specialization in doctoral studies. Questions regarding the graduate program, or the status of graduate applications, should be directed to Liz Smith (434-924-6706)

Areas of Study:

HISTORICAL STUDIES:
Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
American Religions

THEOLOGY, ETHICS, AND CULTURE
Philosophical Theology
Religious Ethics
Religion and Culture

HISTORY OF RELIGIONS
African Religions
Buddhism: East Asian
Buddhism: Indian or Theravāda
Buddhism: Indo-Tibetan
Buddhism: Sino-Tibetan
Daoism
Hinduism
Indian Religions

SCRIPTURE, INTERPRETATION AND PRACTICE
Scripture, Interpretation and Practice
The Study of Judaism
Islamic Scripture, Interpretation and Practice

DEGREE PROGRAMS
Masters Degree Program
The M.A. program is designed to allow students to prepare for more advanced work, to pursue a personal interest, to explore vocational options, and/or to gain certification for secondary school instruction in religious studies. For more details, read the M.A. Degree Requirements.

Ph.D. Program
The Ph.D. program is designed to train teachers and research scholars for the academic study of religion in universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. For more details, read the Ph.D. Degree Requirements.

Note: Both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs may be of benefit also to persons engaged in religious vocations who wish to supplement their professional training with an academic graduate degree.

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