Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy

Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Religion

The M.Div. /M.A. in Religion is housed in the School of Divinity. Students wishing to pursue the dual degree of Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Religion must have the concentration in biblical studies/languages within the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy. The M.Div. /M.A. in Religion requires completion of the 60 hour core, 6 hours of biblical studies electives, 3 hours of historical and theological studies electives, 3 hours of practical ministry electives of the M.Div. degree, and the 36 hour M.A. in Religion for a total of 108 hours. Students must also meet all requirements established by the departments/schools involved for taking courses outside of the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy. Students also select six hours from one of two tracks: the research track (thesis research and writing) or the teaching track (a pedagogy course and an internship in university teaching).