Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Religious Studies - Master of Arts

Applicants to our program will be accepted according to 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 course requirements for our program are 27.0 units of study, which includes the year-long RELS 800 Professional Development Seminar, a monthly colloquium of professional development and speakers, core courses (RELS 801 Religion And Modernity and RELS 802 Theory/Method - Religious Stud) and the final research essay (RELS 898 Master's Essay).

Of the remaining 12.0 units of study, a minimum of 3.0 units must be taken from our list of Dedicated graduate courses, and a maximum of 6.0 units can be taken from our list of Cross-listed graduate courses.  In any case, a minimum of 6.0 units must be taken from our list of RELS graduate courses (Dedicated and Cross-listed) offered in a particular year.

With approval from the Graduate Coordinator, a maximum of 6.0 course units may be taken from another cognate department.

Students who have not completed the equivalent of Queen’s University course RELS 354 Theory in Religious Studies will be required to take RELS 854 Theory In Religious Studies in addition to the required 27.0 units of study.