The Master of Arts in Religion trains you in the knowledge and tools necessary to shape the study of religion in the 21st century and apply those tools to productive careers in or outside the academy.
The Master of Arts program in Religion offers a strong foundation in scholarly religious research, including but also transcending considerations of particular communities of belief and practice. Faculty-scholars conduct innovative research advancing the critical scholarly analysis of religious studies, history, philosophy, theology, archaeology, Near Eastern studies, peace studies, and more. The department trains graduate students using small classes and a flexible curriculum.
- Interdisciplinary concentrations are available to Religion students, including American Studies, Continental Philosophy, Early Modern Studies, Hemispheric & Transnational Studies, Media Studies, and Museum Studies.
- You can take courses and interact with faculty and students in other CGU departments and at The Claremont Colleges in such areas as Asian religions, African American religions, New Testament, women’s studies, and U.S. history.
- Thanks to CGU’s Los Angeles location, you will study in one of the most religiously and culturally diverse cities in country.
- You will have access to CGU, Claremont University Consortium, and the Claremont School of Theology (CST) libraries, which offer more than two million volumes, more than 250,000 in the field of religion alone.