Master of Arts in Religious Studies
Athens State University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Religious Studies program provides a broad perspective on the study of religion that will encompass major religious traditions around the world.  The curriculum strengthens knowledge and understanding of the subject matter by analyzing multiple areas.  Students will look at religious texts in terms of their historical and social development and literary value; the diversity of religious traditions and their significance for culture and society; religious institutions and their operations; and how an individual’s religious orientation relates to larger society.  You will learn to value diversity in a program that encourages dialogue as it relates to religious studies and wider cultural and political issues of the day.  Graduates are prepared for careers teaching religion in public or private high schools and colleges.


  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts
  • BA with relevant coursework
  • 3.0 GPA
  • GRE or MAT

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges