University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Religious Studies - Eastern Religions (MA)

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Program Information

School:University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Religion/Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies, Other
Description:Religious studies seeks to develop understanding and empathy for diverse religious traditions and the people who practise them. It approaches the study of religion from a multidisciplinary perspective using methods drawn from various disciplines. The most common approaches are anthropological, sociological, historical, philological, and philosophical. In many cases, more than one method is used to illuminate a religion or a religious issue. Thus, the field is identified in terms of its subject matter (i.e., religion), and not the disciplinary approach taken by scholars. Within the field, understanding is seen to precede criticism, with critical discussions of religious beliefs and traditions developing in a normal academic manner once understanding has been achieved.

URL:Religious Studies - Eastern Religions (MA) at University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,423

Cost shown is for the first year of studies.
Careers:Ministers of ReligionProfessional Occupations in Religion

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 560] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have a minimum of 36 units (6.0 full-course equivalents) in Religious Studies (or their equivalents), usually including at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from each of the three streams (Eastern, Western, Nature), as determined by the graduate committee. Applicants must also have a minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
Cost Notes : Cost shown is for the first year of studies.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on December 23, 2018