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Welcome to our Graduate Program

The Religion Department offers a Master of Arts degree (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Religion. Graduate students in Religion engage in long-term, in-depth study in their selected area of specialization. They complete coursework related to their specialization, as well as in Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion, and in one of two tracks: Religion in a Global Society, or Religion in the Americas.

Kleiner Lecture - Pierce Salguero
Peabody Hall, the home for Department of Religion


The graduate programs at UGA are flexible and provide you with a strong basis for a career in academia or outside of it. The Phd in Religion allows one to  focus on an area of study, generating a book-length manuscript, and provides opportunities to gain teaching experience in a public research university.

Program Information and Resources

Graduate Degree Programs

Detailed information about our graduate degrees including the MA and PhD degrees.

Religion has historically been and continues to be one of the major concerns of human societies. 

How to apply

Find application procedures for both the MA and PhD programs

Graduate Courses & Course Schedules

See all course descriptions and up to date course schedules


Access syllabi for current and past Religion courses.

Master's Graduate Student Handbook

The handbook outlines current complete degree requirements for a Master's degree in Religion from UGA.

Doctoral Graduate Student Handbook

The handbook outlines current complete degree requirements for a Doctoral degree in Religion from UGA.

Graduate Student Forms

Forms you will need during your tenure as a Graduate student in the Department of Religion

Current Graduate Students

See a listing of our current graduate students


Several academic, private, and public career pathway resources

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