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Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Religious Studies


The Master of Arts in Religious Studies program at Lenoir-Rhyne University equips you for further graduate study and teaching opportunities, and it will help you tap into your curiosity of religious and spiritual practices.

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Curriculum Snapshot
What makes our program unique? Read on. Here are some highlights of what you need to know:

  • M.A. in Religious Studies is offered only at our Asheville campus
  • 30 hours total
  • Focus areas include: Sacred Texts, Religious Thought and Tradition, and The Practices of Religion
  • All students take Theory and Method in the Study of Religion and Introduction to Global Religions
  • Students have the choice to take eight core classes with a final colloquy or eight courses with a thesis (recommended for further graduate work)
  • Flexible format for classes being either fully online, hybrid (partially online, partially in class), in the evening, or on weekends
  • Innovative program designed to enhance your perspective and ability to engage with the diversity you encounter
  • Non-cohort based course delivery, meaning a flexible schedule at your own pace
  • Traditional and Career Track admission, giving students more than one way to be admitted
  • Distinguished School of Theology faculty have doctoral degrees from premier academic institutions

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