Religious Studies Students at Bolton Street Synagogue religious field site study.
Click here to Meet the Religious Studies Faculty at Morgan State.
Given the impact of religious power, it is crucial to study and understand it.
Because religion is believed to be one of the most powerful and widespread forces in the world, the Religious Studies concentration will help you understand the relationship between religion and politics, economics, and social structures.
Religious Studies Students at Eastern Orthodox religious field site study
- Learn about the faiths, world views, and ways of life of people all over the world.
- Receive a balanced, nonsectarian, cross-cultural perspective leading to a better understanding of the phenomenon of religion in human experience.
- Develop critical thinking and analytical skills, public speaking, and cross-cultural communication.
- Gain experience in factual description, comparative and critical analysis, and historical judgment.
- Enhance your knowledge of cultural diversity and the complexity of diverse world views.
- Prepare for professions as ministers, priests, rabbis, or careers in international relations and development, religious education, religious journalism, and religious broadcasting.
- Strengthen your education by complementing a BA in Religious Studies to majors in such fields as anthropology, English, fine arts, history, international studies, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.
- We believe in real-world experience. That's why we recommend that all of our majors get internships. If you work hard, we will make sure you get an internship that challenges you.
Resources for Students in the Religious Studies Concentration
Stages of Education
Find out more about the various stages of an Education in Religious Studies.
GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Information:
Information on the GRE, preparation, and scheduling for students planning to apply to graduate programs available here.
Graduate Programs in Religious Studies
Click here to see Harvard's graduate program in religious studies
Click here to see the Yales's graduate program in religious studies
Click here to see the University of California Santa Barbara's graduate program in religious studies
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Click here to see a list of graduate programs in religious studies
Religious Studies Professional Organizations
The American Academy of Religion
Society of Biblical Literature
Grants and Scholarships
AAR International Dissertation Research Grants
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Social Science Research Council
American Association of University Women
The Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Fellowship in Women’s Studies
The National Academies Fellowships
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship
The Louisville Institute: Dissertation Fellowship Program
The Spencer Foundation: Dissertation Fellowship Program
American Philosophical Society: John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR Awards and Fellowships)
United States Institute For Peace: Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program
The Fund for Theological Education Dissertation Fellowships
The McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Resources for the Future: Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
Foundation for Jewish Culture: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies
Dartmouth College: Chavez/Eastman/Marshall Dissertation Fellowships
Kenyon College: Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship
Five Colleges, Incorporated—Amherst/Hampshire/Mount Holyoke/Smith/Umass Amherst
The University of Iowa Graduate College: Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowships
Williams College: Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowships
Collegium: Fellowships and Grants
Religious Research Association—The Intersection of Research and Application
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
McGill University (Canada) Graduate Fellowships
Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
For a brief description and more information on each of these grants, see the AAR’s page on Getting Funded.
Whether applying to graduate schools or for jobs, having one or more published article(s) will reflect highly in application materials. The following are some of the journals that are considered “student friendly” and which accept submissions from religious studies students:
Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Epoche: The University of California Journal for the Study of Religion
JAGNES: Journal of Associated Graduates in Near Eastern Studies
Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue
Journal of Mormon History
Journal of Religion and Culture
Journal of Religion and Popular Culture
University of Colorado Religious Studies:
SAGAR: A South Asia Research Journal
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
The Student Journal of Canadian Jewish Studies
The Immanent Frame
For a brief description and more information on each of these journals, see the AAR’s page on Getting Published.