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Graduate Programs

Georgia State University is one of only three public or private institutions in the state to offer a Masters degree in Religious Studies. Our program is the only stand-alone MA in Religious Studies in the Atlanta metro area. We offer three graduate programs:

1) The MA in Religious Studies, the traditional two year degree program;

2) A 4+1 MA in Religious Studies, a selective BA/MA program; and

3) A MA in Religious Studies with a Concentration in Non-Profit Management, a program supported by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

The Department offers courses in several focus areas, including:

American Religions
Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
Religion, Ethics, and Politics
Comparative Religions

Our graduate students are:

-- diverse: they come from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds;
-- engaged: they attend and present at regional and national Religious Studies conferences; and
-- enthusiastic: they contribute to the life of the Department through the Religious Studies Student Forum, Brownbag Presentations, and the annual Symposium.

Graduates of our program:

-- have been admitted to doctoral programs at Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Brown, Virginia, Chicago, Berkeley, Emory and Duke;
-- pursue careers in education, non-profit management, law, and business; and
-- return to established careers with a better understanding of religion and culture.

Keep up with current events in the Department by subscribing to the religious studies graduate listserve.

Applicants may obtain additional information about the Department of Religious Studies and its graduate program by contacting:

Dr. Molly Bassett
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3994
Atlanta, GA 30302-3994
404-413-6134
mbassett(at)gsu.edu