An undergraduate major in theology or religious studies is recommended
but not required for admission to the MA program. Applicants with a
strong background in the humanities and/or social sciences are also
considered. The Department typically admits around 10 students each
year distributed between its two tracks and offers competitive, two-year
funding to our top applicants.
Interested students should apply at http://www.slu.edu/admission/graduate
by January 1.
Application requirements include: transcript(s), three letters of
recommendation, GRE scores, resume, and a written statement indicating
personal and academic goals.
We welcome campus visits from those who are considering applying to
the M.A. program. Interested students should contact Ms. Heather
Venable, Administrative Assistant for the program, to arrange a
convenient time to visit classes and to meet with the Director of Graduate
Studies, faculty in their area of interest, and current students in the