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Graduate Program


The Religion Department offers a Master of Arts degree (MA) in Religion. Application for admission is made through the Graduate School. An MA in Religion consists of 24 hours of course work (18 in major area, 6 in a minor) and 6 hours of thesis and related research for a total of 30 semester hours. At least 12 hours (excluding 7000 Master's Research) must be taken in courses not admitting undergraduates. No more than 6 hours of 7000 may be included in the program of study.
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Areas of Concentration

American Studies: American Religion, African American Religion, Southern Religion, Native American Religion

Asian Studies:
Literature, History, Thought in Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Jainism, Sikhism, and/or Shinto

Biblical Studies: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical World, Early Judaism

Christian Studies: History, Thought, and Non-Biblical Writings

Islamic Studies: Quran & Islamic Literature, History and Thought

Jewish Studies: Jewish Literature, History and Thought
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How to Apply

To apply to the Graduate School at the University of Georgia, go to the Graduate School's web site, http://www.ugagradschool.com and click on Admissions. The site contains all necessary information and forms.

The Admissions page lists the required materials for application that must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. As mentioned there, additional material must also be sent directly to the department. This additional material consists of:

Three letters of recommendation (see note below*) using the Downloadable Forms linked within the Graduate School Admissions web site.

A statement of purpose, usually 1 to 2 pages in length, which identifies your career goals and scholarly areas of interest in the academic study of Religion. If you can tell from the listing of our faculty with whom you think you would like to work please indicate that in your statement as well.


The additional material should be sent to:

     Graduate Coordinator
     Department of Religion
     Peabody Hall
     University of Georgia
     Athens, GA 30602-1625


*Note: Letters of recommendation should be mailed to the Religion department by the persons writing the letters. Recommendation letters should be obtained from your former professors.

For additional information on the Graduate Programs at the University of Georgia, see the Graduate School Bulletin.

Theta Alpha Kappa - National Honor Society for Religious Studies

Information for Current Graduate Students

Forms for enrolled students are at

http://www.uga.edu/gradschool/forms&publications/currentstudent_forms.html

Graduate Coordinator: Carolyn Jones Medine
  email:medine@uga.edu

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