Master of Arts (M.A.) Religious Studies


Что я буду изучать?

The purpose of the M.A. (Thesis) degree is to encourage advanced study and research in one of the disciplines of Religious Studies for those who wish to become scholars or teachers, or will be engaged in some field of religious or public service. The M.A. (Thesis) program in Religious Studies offers a specialization in Bioethics and an option in Gender and Women's Studies.

Program Requirements
Thesis Courses (27 credits)

RELG 688 Thesis Research 1 (3 credits)
RELG 689 Thesis Research 2 (3 credits)
RELG 698 Thesis Research 3 (9 credits)
RELG 699 Thesis Research 4 (12 credits)

Required Course (3 credits)

RELG 645 Methods in Religious Studies (3 credits)

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits selected from the 500- or 600-level courses accepted by the School of Religious Studies for the granting of a master's degree.

Master of Arts (M.A.) Religious Studies (Thesis): Bioethics (45 credits)

The M.A. (Thesis) with specialization in Bioethics is offered in conjunction with the Bioethics Unit. Please contact the School of Religious Studies or Bioethics Unit for more information about this specialization. The curriculum is composed of required courses (6 credits) offered in the Biomedical Ethics Unit, Bioethics courses (6 credit minimum) offered by the base faculty or department, and any graduate course required or accepted by a base faculty for the granting of a master’s degree, for a total of 21 credits. A minimum of 45 credits is required including the thesis.

Master of Arts (M.A.) Religious Studies (Thesis): Gender and Women’s Studies (45 credits)

The graduate option in Gender and Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students who meet degree requirements in Religious Studies (and other participating academic units and faculties) and who wish to focus on gender-related issues and feminist research and methodologies. Research focus is on a topic relating to gender issues or women’s studies.

Master of Arts (M.A.) Religious Studies (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

The M.A. without thesis is intended to ensure a student's well-rounded exposure to several religions and to several of the disciplinary approaches currently used in their academic study. Particular to this program is its ability to provide the student with the opportunity to develop three different research papers with reference to the student’s own interests in Religious Studies, under the supervision of professors from various parts of the University.


  • Gender and Womens Studies
  • Bioethics

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

Faculty of Arts

Варианты обучения

Очная (45 кредитных часов)

CAD$19,154.70 (1,382,811 руб) за 1 год
Дедлайн для заявки

Предполагаемое начало: January 2024

Начало обучения

Предполагаемое начало: Август 2024


McGill University

Downtown Campus,

845 Sherbrooke Street West,


Quebec (QC),

H3A 0G4, Canada

Вступительные требования

Для студентов, проживающих в Соединенных Штатах

Applicants to the master's degree must have completed a bachelor's degree in nursing with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.

Для иностранных студентов

Applicants must possess a B.A. with a Major or Honours in Religious Studies, a Bachelor of Theology (.), or a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree, normally with a minimum CGPA of 3.3/4.0 (B+) from an accredited university or college. Applicants with fewer than 30 appropriate credits in Religious Studies or Theology are normally required to complete a qualifying program before entering the M.A.

English Language Scores:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum acceptable scores are: The CBT is no longer being offered. CBT results will no longer be accepted as ETS no longer reports these results. N.B. an institutional version of the TOEFL is not acceptable. IBT (Internet-Based Test): 86 overall, no less than 20 in each of the four component scores.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): a band score of 6.5 or greater (Academic module).

Application Deadline: For Fall Term: Jan 15.

Требования к IELTS могут отличаться в зависимости от выбранного курса


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