Master's in Religious Studies (Online or In Person)
Our master's degree in religious studies (available in person or fully online) emphasizes religious tradition as a crucial means of insight into contemporary, global issues. World religions deepen how we can understand international relations, politics, economics and more by encouraging conversation that crosses disciplinary boundaries. Our world-class faculty are active, engaged scholars who equip you with in-depth, applied knowledge of cross-cultural analytical tools. We ground religious study in theory while providing experiential opportunities through site visits, service learning, research and study abroad.
11:1 Student Teacher Ratio
4 Degree Completion Options
100% Receive Funding Packages
Why a Master's in Religious Studies from DU?
Customize Your Degree In Person or Online
Choose from one of five areas of specialization; Sacred Texts, Critical Theory and Religion (available in person or fully online), Religion and International Studies, Philosophy and Religion, or Lived Religions and one of four degree completion options to ensure your degree best matches your goals.
Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Religion
Our students can choose to take graduate-level courses in subjects across the university to build an educational experience perfectly suited to their individual passions, career paths and goals.
A Focus on Developing Practical Skills
Through site visits, service learning, community engaged research, and study abroad options students are encouraged to build hard skills outside of the classroom that are necessary to compete in today's job market.
From Religious Philosophy to Deputy District Attorney
Jeremiah Jones (MA '14), now a deputy district attorney in Cortez, Colorado, graduated from DU in 2014 with an MA in religious studies.
At DU, Jones developed an ethos that brought together his academic interests and pragmatic drive toward real-world application. “I wanted to not just think about things, but to take action,” he explains. Jones was driven by an innate sense of social justice and desire to better understand why people make certain choices.