In addition to the Faculties of Graduate Studies and Arts requirements, the Department requires:
Master of Arts
a) An admission grade point average of 3.30 or higher on a four-point scale and a minimum of 36 units (6.0 full-course equivalents) in Religious Studies (or their equivalents), usually including at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from each of the three streams (Eastern, Western, Nature), as determined by the graduate committee.
b) A reading knowledge of a modern language other than English or of a classical language appropriate to the thesis research. The language requirement normally should be met before admission to the master’s program. If this is not the case, the language requirement should be met during the students’ course of study in the master’s program.
c) Two reference letters.
d) Applicants must include in their application package a sample of written work (e.g. a recent research essay).
Doctor of Philosophy
a) A degree comparable to the University of Calgary Religious Studies Master of Arts with a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on a four-point scale.
b) Two reference letters.
c) Applicants must include in their application package a sample of written work (e.g. a recent research essay).
Students with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies, a grade point average of 3.70 or higher, and evidence of competence in the required languages may be admitted directly into the doctoral program or may be considered for transfer to the doctoral program after the first year of the master’s program. Such applicants must include in their application package a detailed statement (10 pages) of the purpose, field, and course of study to be pursued in the program.