The Study of Religion

The Study of Religion

Cologne Cath istock 1216094"If I went back to college today, I think I would probably major in comparative religion, because that's how integrated it is in everything that we are working on and deciding and thinking about in life today."
-- John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, 8/7/13.

Our faculty specialize in Buddhist Studies, Judaic and Christian Studies, Hinduism, Islam, Religion and Conflict, Contemplative Studies, and Religions in America.

Graduate Program

Graduate Program

hindu templeThe department offers a Master’s Degree and a Graduate Certificate in Religious Studies. The M.A. program is designed for students intending to pursue a Ph.D. degree, or those interested in the terminal M.A. degree. The Certificate Program is for students currently working towards a graduate degree in another discipline, or professionals seeking vocational certification.

Deadline for fall admission: June 1.

Deadline for spring admission: December 1


Scholarly Activities

Scholarly Activities



Scholarly Activities
for 2014/2015 will be posted at a later date.

Check here for past events.


Undergraduate Program

Core Curriculum

Spring 2015 Undergrad. Courses
Majors and Minors



Graduate Program

Graduate Program Information

How to Apply

Spring 2015 Graduate Courses


Annual Distinguished Lecture

Rutgers Day 2014