Master of Arts in Religion

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The Master of Arts in Religion (MA) is a two-year academic degree (51 credit) that prepares students for a variety of professional positions by providing a basic understanding of theological disciplines related to the interests of study. Students must specify an area of concentration as approved by the faculty advisor to the program.

Our MA program offers both full-time residential and part-time commuter options, all within an intellectually challenging, dynamic and justice-minded community. While the MA is a primarily academic degree that prepares students for advanced studies and teaching, it also prepares students for a variety of other professional positions in diverse academic and non-academic contexts.

Scholarship and Justice:

Union’s curriculum intentionally engages societal disparities based on gender, race, sexuality, religion, and other divisive or marginalizing forces. Studying in this environment is both a strength and a challenge. Union graduates emerge from the program equipped to respond to the claims of the world with intellectual excellence, social justice, and compassionate wisdom.

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A Program as Flexible as You Are:

Students come to Union with diverse religious backgrounds, academic interests, and vocational aspirations so our curriculum is designed with a wide variety of options for selecting a concentration. MA students are advised to declare a concentration during the first year of their program.

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