Applicants are accepted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.
Normally, the minimum qualification for admission to the Master of Arts Program in Religious Studies is upper second-class standing in a four-year Honours undergraduate degree program in Religious Studies, or equivalent, awarded by a recognized university.
The program requires four full courses (24 credit units) or their equivalent, including RELS-801* and RELS-802* (Core Courses) and RELS-898 (Master's Essay). At least 1.0 course (6.0 credit units) must be taken from the lists of Elective Courses and Reading Courses. Of these, at least one half-course (3.0 credit units) must be chosen from the list of Elective Courses. Of the four full courses (24 credit units) or their equivalent taken for the degree, no more than 1.0 courses (6.0 credit units) may be selected from the Reading Course list.
Students who have not completed in their undergraduate programs the equivalent of the Queen's University course RELS-354 "Theory in Religious Studies" will be required to take RELS-854 in addition to the required 24 credit units.
Before completing the M.A. degree, students are required to give evidence of a reading knowledge of at least one language, in addition to English, elected from the languages of modern scholarship and/or necessary source languages. Normally, this requirement will be satisfied by undergraduate standing in one full course (6.0 credit units), Ontario Academic Credit, or the equivalent.