For those seeking a strong foundation in philosophy to support their work in the philosophy of religion, this distinctive program allows students pursuing a PhD in Religion to earn a Master of Arts in Philosophy along the way, enhancing both degrees and expanding career opportunities.
This exciting dual degree program draws on the best of two highly regarded departments within CGU’s School of Humanities. You’ll gain a high-quality, historically grounded education in the major figures and history of Western philosophy while simultaneously undertaking a disciplined, in-depth study of religion, including—and transcending—considerations of particular communities of belief and practice. You will work closely with leading faculty-scholars who are conducting innovative research that advances the critical scholarly analysis of religion. You’ll be highly qualified to teach and conduct scholarship in the field of religion, particularly in colleges with joint philosophy and religion departments.
- Interdisciplinary concentrations are available to Philosophy students, including American Studies, Continental Philosophy, Early Modern Studies, Hemispheric & Transnational Studies, Media Studies, and Museum Studies.
- You will have access to the libraries of CGU, Claremont University Consortium, and the Claremont School of Theology (CST), which offer more than two million volumes, more than 250,000 in the field of religion alone.
- You may further customize your degree with three denomination-based tracks of study, including Mormon Studies, Coptic Studies, and Zoroastrian Studies.