Focus in one area or gain broad understanding of the field of religion, from religious traditions to the theories and methods that underpin its study.
Students from a variety of professions pursue the A.M.R.S. degree. You will focus your coursework in one or more of the Divinity School’s eleven areas of study, as well as taking advantage of related coursework available across the University, such as courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions. The program requires 9 courses and can be completed in one concentrated year of study or, since there is no residence requirement, you can study part-time over as many as three academic years. Tuition is charged on a per course basis, making this option attractive for active professionals who must balance their studies with a busy career.
Designed for professionals in diverse fields such as law, medicine, business, journalism, or the arts, as well as students who simply seek a deeper understanding of the academic study of religion.
- Anthropology and Sociology of Religion (opens in new tab)
- Bible (Hebrew Bible, New Testament) (opens in new tab)
- History of Christianity (opens in new tab)
- History of Judaism (opens in new tab)
- Islamic Studies (opens in new tab)
- Philosophy of Religions (opens in new tab)
- Religion, Literature, and Visual Culture (opens in new tab)
- Religions in America (opens in new tab)
- Religious Ethics (opens in new tab)
- Theology (opens in new tab)
Offered by the University of Chicago’s (opens in new tab) Divinity School.