Master of Arts in Religious Studies
Hartford Seminary

Program Details

Hartford Seminary offers a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies to the online student.  Develop skills in religious leadership and ministry practice through a fully online format.  This program is designed to enhance the understanding of faith in a diverse, dialogical setting.  

Courses include but are not limited to:

  • Theology and ethics
  • Arts of ministry
  • Religion and society
  • Islamic studies

Graduates are equipped with foundational and critical knowledge of their own religion.  Hartford Seminary encourages the practice of ministry in everyday life, relating religious theory and spiritual practice to students’ lifelong learning experience.


  • A personal statement 
  • Official transcripts 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Interview
  • A bachelor's degree

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education