Master of Arts in Religion
Study the traditions and belief systems of the world’s major religions with the Master of Arts in Religion in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. Examine Western and Asian religions and cultures through several individual methods of study, including history, philosophy and the social sciences. Explore the relationship of religion to society, and consider how religion intersects with race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disability.
For students who intend to teach religious studies in community colleges or high schools, the Religion MA provides advanced training in methods of research and in-depth study of the world's major religious traditions. For students with current careers in forms of religious ministry, the program offers post-graduate training and exposure to the newest research methods and developments that can aid in understanding their own or other religious and cultural traditions.
Become immersed in the basic thought, history and practices of a religious tradition by choosing an academic concentration, including one of the following.
- Africa diaspora
- African American religious traditions
- Biblical studies
- Gender and religion
- Islamic studies
- Jewish studies
- Religion and social science
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Religion are prepared to pursue doctoral studies in religion or enter the workforce in many professional fields, such as business, government, journalism, medicine and social work.