Graduate program

Why pursue a Master of Arts in religious studies at Missouri State?

You will gain sound knowledge and professional skills in your own field as well as in the broader context of humanities disciplines. You’ll work closely with faculty who have expertise in everything from biblical studies to religion in America to Buddhism.


Degree options

Develop skills that will help you navigate issues related to various religious traditions and ideologies. Greater understanding and respect for individual differences will provide valuable perspective for a variety of career paths. Our program also offers exceptional preparation for doctoral studies or seminary as well as careers in counseling, nonprofits, publishing and law.

Specialize in an emphasis area 

  • Religions of Asia
  • Religions of Europe and the Middle East
  • Biblical Studies
  • Religion and Culture

Careers and Outcomes

By developing skills in direct observation, critical thinking, effective communication and cross-cultural understanding, you will be prepared for today's multicultural workplace and global economy.