McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Religious Studies

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Religious Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Religion/Religious Studies
Description The purpose of the Ph.D. program is to engage students in advanced academic studies normally in preparation for an academic career. The community of graduate scholars in this program is engaged in a broad spectrum of critical research involving any number of interdisciplinary approaches conducted on a number of different religious traditions. The Faculty members are committed to the training of teaching scholars, making the FRS one of very few schools that values its ability to offer graduate students opportunities under faculty supervision to teach/lecture during their time in the program.
Website: Religious Studies at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:

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Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 77 to 79
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 233] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577]

The following items must be submitted before the application can be considered by the Faculty's Graduate Admissions Committee: application form; non-refundable $100 application fee (payable by credit card only); two copies of the official transcripts of all post-secondary courses taken and degrees completed; two academic letters of recommendation addressed to the Chair of the Graduate Admissions committee; a statement of intent of approximately 500 words; a sample of recent academic writing; non-Canadian applicants whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution where English is the language of instruction must submit documented proof of competency in oral and written English, e.g., TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 577 on the paper-based test.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015