Memorial University offers the largest graduate program in Religious Studies in Atlantic Canada, and one of the largest in the nation. Important resources include a large library with a generous collection of periodical literature, the Religion of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives, courses in ancient and non-western languages, strong computer support, and ten highly qualified, full-time faculty members.
One of the strengths of the graduate program is the individual attention given to students. Each student, for example, is assigned a supervisor with whom he or she designs a personalized reading course and receives individualized guidance in the preparation of a thesis, including a thesis proposal. The Department is also the home of the Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis. Faculty and graduate student research has been conducted on the following: Hinduism, philosophy of religion, Hebrew bible, new-age and pagan religious movements, Chinese and North American Buddhism, Buddhism and Psychology, Christianity, religion and popular culture, ethics and social justice, new testament, religious history of Newfoundland and Labrador, Islam in the West.
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to find a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Department of Religious Studies website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.
View the Religious Studies graduate brochure for more information.
Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.
MA: 1-2 yearsApplication Deadline:
February 15 for Fall admission
October 1 for Winter admission
Please contact the grad coordinator for a late submission.Funding:
MA: $8,000 - $15,000
MA: $486-$1,010/semesterTuition (International students):