University of Calgary

Religious Studies Graduate Program Admission Requirements

MA Degree Admission Requirements

N.B.    Due to limited enrollment capacities, meeting the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission.

  1. A University of Calgary four-year baccalaureate degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution, with a minimum grade point average of 3.30 (of a 4.0 maximum) for the work done in the last ten full course equivalents prior to graduation. Degrees and grades from foreign institutions are evaluated for their equivalency to those of the University of Calgary. Course work done subsequent to graduation will be considered, but not as part of the graduating GPA calculation.
  2. If your primary language is not English you will be required to fulfill the English language proficiency requirement. 
  3. Students must have a minimum of six full-course equivalents in Religious Studies (or their equivalents), usually including at least one full-course equivalent from each of the three streams (Eastern, Western, Nature), as determined by the departmental graduate committee.
  4. All students must have a reading knowledge of a modern language other than English or of a classical language appropriate to the thesis research. The language requirement normally should be met before admission to the MA program. Exemption from this requirement will be accorded to those who have proof (e.g., one full course equivalent of language study; native linguistic skills) of reading competency in an appropriate language.

 

PhD Degree Admission Requirements

N.B.    Due to limited enrollment capacities, meeting the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission.

  1. In normal circumstances students applying for entrance to the PhD program will have an MA in Religious Studies or a comparable degree with equivalent balance components of Eastern Religions, Western Religions, and the Nature of Religion with a minimum grade point average of 3.50 (of a 4.0 maximum).