Religion & Culture
Website: Department of Religion and Culture
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Students will normally take two years to complete this program. Program requirements will include a minimum of 15 credit units as specified below, followed by an M.A. thesis based on original research. The means by which students will meet the Department's second language requirement will also be decided at the time of admission into the program.
- The University of Saskatchewan M.A. in Religion and Culture program is open to all students with a B.A.(Hon) or its equivalent in a broad program involving significant critical exposure to religious traditions of the East and the West along with some familiarity with the methodological and thematic issues involved in academic study of religion. Students with a degree in a cognate subject with a limited background in the discipline may be admitted as probationary students with the requirement to do some supplemental work.
Religion and Culture Courses
Area A: Western Religious Traditions
Area B: Eastern Religious Traditions
Area C: Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Note: The list of cognate courses is illustrative, not exhaustive, and may include courses in departments not listed above. The Graduate Chair, in consultation with the supervisor and the department concerned will advise students on the appropriate course(s) to be taken that may be counted towards fulfillment of the requirement in Area C.
- if research involves human subjects
- if research involves animal subjects
- minimum of 15 credit units of course work including:
- 9 credit units of course work in the first year
- 6 credit units of course work during the first or second year
- At least 9 credit units of Religion and Culture in Areas A and B, and 3 credit units in Area C
- 3 additional credit units at the graduate level in any of the three designated areas in Religion and Culture, or alternatively may be satisfied by a 400 honours level Religion and Culture class
- second language requirement and oral thesis defense
- minimum of one year of residency requirement
- Students will consult with their thesis supervisor and the Graduate Chair when determining the most suitable courses for their programs.