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Master’s Program • MA

Master of Arts in Divinity

Program Highlights

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Explore the history, theology, beliefs, and languages of world religions through a variety of scholarly approaches.

The M.A. program is a two-year foundational program in the academic study of religion for students who wish to acquire the requisite skills to develop a research agenda for doctoral study, or to establish a basis for a career in such related fields as education, publishing, government service, or non-profit work. You will be required to complete fifteen courses during the six quarters of residence to receive the degree, considered optimal for achieving the program’s dual goal of broad acquaintance with the methods of religious inquiry and some depth of knowledge in a specific area of concentration.

Work at The University of Chicago Divinity School encompasses the full range of the academic study of religion. View our diverse areas of study and research in full.

Designed For

Designed for students who wish to acquire the skills to develop a research agenda for doctoral study.

Offered by the University of Chicago’s (opens in new tab) Divinity School.

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At a Glance

2 years Full-time
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