The program requires a total of 24 units, including RELS-801 and RELS-802 (Core Courses) and RELS-898 (Master's Essay). At least 6 units must be taken from the lists of Elective Courses and Reading Courses. Of these, at least 3 units must be chosen from the list of Elective Courses. Of the 24 units taken for the degree, no more than 6 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-854 "Theory in Religious Studies" will be required to take RELS-854 in addition to the required 24 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 a 6 unit course or equivalent, Ontario Academic Credit, or the equivalent.
Please view the following pages to learn more about course requirements:
Please see the School of Graduate Studies website for information and policies pertaining to all graduate students at Queen's.