Queen's University's School of Religion offers a theoretically challenging and internationally-acclaimed one-year M.A. program in Religious Studies. Our courses equip students with the tools to analyze and questions issues of politics, culture, race, gender and science in the construction of religion. Students then have the opportunity to write a research essay that focusses on a particular religious tradition or phenomenon. Queen's offers a small but outstanding faculty with significant research and publications in several areas including:
The program is designed to be completed within twelve months. Students take one core course and two elective courses in both the fall and winter terms, then write a master's essay over the summer. More about our program requirements...
We are able to provide substantial funding to qualified students through Queen's scholarships. Our students have also been successful in competitions for Ontario Graduate Scholarships and Canada Graduate Scholarships. Students also receive funding as research or teaching assistants. For the 2012-13 session all students are guaranteed a minimum of $13,800 in total funding.
Students will have the opportunity to work as research or teaching assistants for Queen's professors. Because we do not have a PhD program at Queen's, we are able to devote all our resources and attention to MA students and can give them research and teaching opportunities that other institutions cannot match.
Graduates of our program have been accepted into PhD programs in the UK, the US and across Canada. Others have entered the private sector or have been accepted to further study at institutions such as Oxford University and the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. Some students continue their research at Queen's in the PhD program in Cultural Studies.
Our application process is entirely online. Click here to find out how to begin the process and to learn more about admission requirements.
If you are interested in learning more about this exciting program, please contact James Miller, Co-ordinator of Graduate Studies.
General information about Graduate Studies at Queen's University can be found on the School of Graduate Studies website.