University of Calgary

MA Program

The three study streams at the graduate level are Western Religions, Eastern Religions, and Nature of Religion. Feasibility of programs within these streams is dependent on available research resources and faculty expertise. See Research.

Course Requirement

Five half-course equivalents in addition to individualized requirements set by the Departmental Graduate Committee at the time of admission. These will normally consist of:
MA Courses
RELS 601    Studies in Western Religions
RELS 603    Studies in Eastern Religions
RELS 605    Studies in the Nature of Religion
RELS 607    Supervised Master’s Thesis Inquiry
RELS 609    Critical Discourses in the Study of Religion

Thesis Requirements
Successful completion and defense of a thesis. The thesis will have the following maximum: 17,500 - 25,000 words (excluding bibliography).

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