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Religion and Culture (MA)

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Dr. Jason Neelis, Program Coordinator
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The MA program in religion and culture at Laurier puts its finger on the pulse of religion in today’s world. Students in the program examine how religious thinkers, traditions, practices, and ideologies inform global processes, social movements, intercultural interactions, community formation, individual identity, and other aspects of contemporary life. A focus is on the present, but not without knowledge of the past. The graduate seminars also examine the many histories implicated in these processes to enable a deeper understanding of the place of religion in today’s global communities.

Program Details

Duration of Program
12-16 months
Program Options

courses only
courses with thesis

For more information on the program requirements

Entrance Requirements

 Minimum Standing
honours (four-year) BA or equivalent  B+

Application Deadline

Start Date
Application Due
January 15 for first consideration; applications will be accepted until the program is full.


Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis for each year of study are given a competitive funding package.

Guaranteed minimum financial support: $13,000

Such support may be made up of:

  • teaching assistantships,
  • internal and/or external scholarship awards,
  • research assistantships.

Major award holders (OGS, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship, valued at up to $7,500.

Consult the academic program for further details.


Tuition is charged each term. Miscellaneous fees may be charged where applicable.