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Graduate Catalog 2014-15 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Comparative Religion


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Advisor: Brian Wilson
Room 2001, Moore Hall

The Master of Arts in Comparative Religion is designed to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge of at least two religious traditions, the principal classical works in the field of Comparative Religion, and the central issues of theory and method that underlie the discipline of the study of religion.

 

Admission Requirements

  1. The completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. The submission of a letter of intent stating specific areas of interest and academic and professional goals.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from persons able to evaluate the applicant’s potential for graduate study.
  4. An academic writing sample of 10-16 pages.
  5. Submission of Graduate Record Examination scores.

Program Requirements


The Department of Comparative Religion offers course work leading to a Master of Arts in Comparative Religion, with two options:

Option I


Electives (15 hours)


15 hours of electives chosen from approved courses.

Master's Thesis (6 hours)


Prepare and defend, in oral examination, a master’s thesis under the direction of a thesis advisor.

Foreign Language Proficiency


Demonstrate reading proficiency in one foreign language relevant to the research area.

Option II


This option does not require the preparation of a thesis.

Electives (21 hours)


21 hours of electives chosen from approved courses.

Comprehensive Examination


Satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination in the area or areas of concentration.

Foreign Language Proficiency


Demonstrate reading proficiency in one foreign language relevant to the research area.

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