Ph.D. Program in Religious Studies

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Gwendolyn Gillson presenting at the American Academy of Religion Conference, Nov 2019

The Doctoral program in the Department of Religious Studies trains students to become advanced practitioners of the study of religion—researchers, scholars, teachers, and facilitators of informed public discourse. It can prepare a person to become a college professor or to bring a nuanced, critical understanding of religion and its influences to such careers as medicine, nursing, law, diplomacy, ministry, social advocacy, journalism, counselling, and informatics.

It is the expectation that Ph.D. students will complete their studies in six years (five for those who come into the program with an M.A. and transfer credit.

For additional information on the Ph.D. program, including requirements, see the Ph.D. Degree Program Book.

For specific inquiries about the Ph.D. program, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies: Professor Diana Cates.