Missouri State University

Traditional Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Traditional Master's

Follow your passion at Missouri State

With twelve faculty members specializing in a wide range of fields within religious studies, our program has one of the largest faculties in the Midwest.  We offer exceptional preparation for doctoral studies or seminary, as well as an education that will contribute to a richer understanding of human life and complement careers in counseling, social work, law, business, elementary and secondary education, and many other fields.

In its traditional format, the religious studies Master of Arts is a 30-hour program that can be completed in two years if full-time student status is maintained.

As a graduate student in religious studies at Missouri State University, you will:

  • have the opportunity to study a range of topics in religious studies, including biblical studies, the history of Christianity and Judaism, South Asian religions, and religion and culture
  • be challenged to expand your critical thinking and research-based writing skills
  • learn from a caring, supportive faculty nationally and internationally recognized as experts in their fields