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Information and updates regarding COVID-19Updated: June 1, 2020

Religious Studies

Religious Studies Office during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

For general information about Missouri State University's response to the virus, please visit the main page:

Out of concern for the welfare of our students, faculty, and staff, we are working remotely rather than in the Religious Studies office.

Jane's office mate, Ellie the chihuahua

^^^ REL administrative assistant Jane Terry's remote office co-worker, Ellie.


Questions about your current classes? Please contact your instructor(s) via e-mail.

Questions about our department, upcoming courses, help with registering, or anything else? Please contact:

Jane Terry (, REL administrative assistant

or Dr. Stephen Berkwitz (, REL department head


Undergraduate programs

Graduate program

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, download our Why Study Religion? presentation.

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