Students must meet the following requirements;
Students must select their area of concentration within the first semester of starting courses. Concentrations for the MA (Religion) are listed below:
An MA thesis with a total of 5 credits must be completed and defended. It cannot be started until all language requirements are finished. A student who has registered the required 5 thesis course credits but has not finished the thesis must register for GSEM 688-Master Degree Continuation, 0 credits, until the thesis has been approved and student is cleared for graduation.
In the event that a required course in the selected area of concentration is not offered during any given term, another course in the same area can be substituted in consultation with the MA Religion program director and the chair of the concentration department.
The director of the MA in Religion program, in cooperation with department chairs, assigns academic advisers in the student’s area of specialization.
Online courses must be approved by the MA Religion director before the course begins. These courses must cover appropriate content with sufficient rigor to meet the academic expectations of the MA Religion degree.
A student must complete the requirements for the MA (Religion) degree and graduate within six years of first enrolling in the program regardless of admission classification./sem/mareligion/sitepages/marspeclearnmore.pdf