Areas of Study

General MA in Religion

Critical Comparative Scriptures (M.A. and Ph.D.) 

History of Christianity and Religions of North America (M.A. and Ph.D.)
» Early Christianity
» Medieval Christianity in Europe
» Reformation Christianity
» Modern Christianity in Europe
» Modern Christianity in North America

Individualized Interfield Programs (Ph.D.)
Individualized programs in cooperation with Schools and Departments of the University, such as:
» Religion and Politics
» Religion and Philosophy
» Religion and Culture

Islamic Studies (M.A.)

Philosophy of Religion and Theology (M.A. and Ph.D.)

» Philosophical Investigations of Contemporary Accounts of Religious Beliefs
» The Philosophical Study of Religion in its Plurality of Form
» The Study of Christian Theologies
» Philosophical and Theological Approaches to Ethics

Women’s Studies in Religion (M.A. and Ph.D.)
Women’s Studies is combined with one of the other six areas.

Tracks of Study
Offered in the following areas:

» Coptic Studies
» Mormon Studies
» Zoroastrian Studies


Applications to the following programs are no longer being accepted.

  • Hebrew Bible (M.A. and Ph.D.)
  • New Testament (M.A. and Ph.D.)
  • Theology, Ethics and Culture (M.A. and Ph.D.)

If you are interested in a specific area of religious studies not listed above, it is sometimes possible to pursue that interest by working with one or more professors from an undergraduate institution in Claremont.


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