University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Religious Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Religion/Religious Studies
Description:Religious studies seeks to develop understanding and empathy for diverse religious traditions and the people who practise them. Evaluators, here, will guide you through the study of religion from a multidisciplinary perspective, using methods drawn from various disciplines. The most common approaches are anthropological, sociological, historical, philological, and philosophical. In many cases, more than one method is used to illuminate a religion or a religious issue. Other approaches may include aesthetics and economics. Thus, the field is identified in terms of its subject matter, religion, and not the disciplinary approach used by scholars. Within the field, understanding is seen to precede criticism, with critical discussions of religious beliefs and traditions developing once understanding has been achieved.

URL:Religious Studies at University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Ministers of Religion

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 560] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 80]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have a degree comparable to the University of Calgary Religious Studies Master of Arts, and a minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 28, 2022