Duke's Department of Religious Studies offers a Master of Arts program in Religion. Areas of study range from Asian Religions, Islamic Studies, Judaism, and Eariy Christianity to American Religions. Together with the Divinity School, the faculty of the Department operate the doctoral program known as the Graduate Program in Religion (GPR). Admission to this top-ranked program is highly competitive. Thirty-five faculty members specializing in the study of many different religions from the ancient world to the present, and from Asia to Europe and North America, comprise the GPR.

Credential Requirements
Master of Arts in Religious Studies
  • 24 graduate course units
  • Thesis or Research paper option
  • Foreign language study recommended
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Religious Studies
  • 24 graduate course units for the M.A.
  • All requirements of the Juris Doctor
Ph.D. in Religious Studies
  • Opportunity to specialize in a major and two minor fields
  • Foreign language study required
  • Four preliminary exams