McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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

Religious Studies (M.A.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Religious Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Religion/Religious Studies
Description The Faculty of Religious Studies offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (M.A.) (Thesis and Non-Thesis), Master of Arts (M.A.) (Thesis) with Specialization in Bioethics, Master of Arts (M.A.) (Thesis) with Specialization in Gender and Women’s Studies, Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). A new interdisciplinary option in Gender and Women's Studies is also available for doctoral students. The areas of graduate specializations of our world-renowned Faculty are: Hebrew Bible and/or Old Testament Studies; Early Judaism; Greco-Roman Judaism; New Testament and Early Christianity; Church History; Christian Theology; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Ethics; Biomedical Ethics; Hinduism; and Buddhism. The many different areas of research interest among members of the Faculty frequently require the hiring of graduate students as research assistants, especially as the Faculty is so successful in gaining research grants. The Faculty also seeks to train young scholars in the art of lecturing/teaching; to this end it has created opportunities for Ph.D. students to teach courses in the summer and permits M.A. and Ph.D. students to work as teaching assistants.
Website: Religious Studies (M.A.) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Areas of Research: Bioethics
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

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Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75 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