The College of the Humanities houses the Master’s of Arts in Religion and Public Life. The program is a twelve-month program (full-time, part-time studies are also available) consisting of two coursework semesters, followed by a summer research semester, leading to a Major Research Essay (which is examined but not defended). Financial support is available to strong domestic applicants, including teaching or research assistantships. Qualified international students also can get assistantships, but do not normally qualify for tuition support. The advertised application deadline of 1 March is not absolute, though we encourage early application to secure funding.

Our MA cohorts are typically quite small (generally between 4-8 students per year), so students enjoy considerable attention from faculty who lead seminars and supervise research projects. Consequently, for many of our graduates the MA has served as a pathway to further graduate studies in both Canada and the United States. Others have gravitated towards employment in government and non-governmental sectors.

To learn more about the program, the admissions process, experience of alumni, and more, please visit our website:

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And finally, all are welcome to reach out to the M.A. Coordinator, Ash Geissinger