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.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Athens State University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Essay/Writing Sample