Religious Studies

Why pursue a religious studies degree at Missouri State?

  • You will benefit from the oldest, largest program in a state university in Missouri,  learning from one of the largest religious studies faculties in the Midwest.
  • Through the guidance of expert faculty, you’ll have opportunities to study a wide range of fields, including biblical studies, Judaic and Christian history, Asian religions, North American religions and modern religious thought.
  • You will gain exceptional critical thinking skills along with complex understanding of religion’s impact on people’s lives while building a strong foundation for graduate school or seminary.
  • You'll also gain valuable perspective for a diverse range of careers, including counseling, nonprofit work, publishing and law.

To learn more about the advantages of studying religion, check out our PowerPoint presentation, "Why Study Religion?"

Undergraduate programs

Graduate program

What do you know about Religious Studies?

Unbeatable value

A smart investment in your future — you will participate in enriching opportunities and gain access to the resources of Missouri's largest religious studies program, all while attending an affordable university that offers extensive financial aid options.

Inspiring academics

In Missouri State's religious studies department,  you'll receive one-on-one attention from expert faculty, many of whom hold doctorates and are nationally known in their fields of study, as you learn to think critically and strengthen your writing skills.