Carleton University acknowledges the location of its campus on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin Nation. The College of the Humanities also acknowledges the Kinàmàgawin Final Report and we are committed to working on responding to the Calls to Action.


The MA in Religion and Public Life offers you the opportunity to examine the social, cultural, and political aspects of religion in a variety of historical contexts from antiquity to the 21st century. While the degree focuses on religion, its inherent interdisciplinary approach provides numerous engaging avenues of exploration. From a practical perspective the course work of the MA concentrates on case studies related to how aspects of religion interact with the “public sphere”. These case studies address how religious ideology and discourse have interacted with institutions such as the law, the state, the economy, the media, and many others. The MA in Religion and Public life is designed to be completed in one three-term year. Domestic student applications received by the funding deadline will be eligible for full funding packages. Late applications will be considered on a rolling basis if space and funding are available.

Interested in our Religion and Public Life? Wondering what it’s all about? Watch the video below of our faculty describing our program.

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