M.A. in Theology and Religious Studies

Master of Arts (Theology and Religious Studies)

Students have a unique opportunity to compare these two related but distinct disciplines on such issues as religious diversity, Canadian multiculturalism,  globalization, and public theology. Courses in biblical studies, world religions, and systematic theology are available. Community engagement and field work are also encouraged. This is a joint program between Saint Mary’s and The Atlantic School of Theology.


The Benefits of Doing a Master’s Degree in Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Mary's

  • Small and engaged classes
  • Faculty with a wide range of expertise
  • Relevant interdisciplinary programs
  • Opportunities for outreach both locally and internationally
  • A growing diversity of religions and cultures in Halifax

Admission Requirements

Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies or Theology, or a first degree in Theology (Masters in Divinity, for example), or their equivalent.

Application Deadlines and Key Dates

  • International: March 1
  • Canadian and Permanent Residents: March 1
  • Program Start Date: September
  • Minimum time to completion: 1 year

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Program Coordinator

Dr. Syed Adnan Hussain
902-496-8217
syedadnan.hussain@smu.ca
McNally North 504

Contact Us

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
902-420-5089
fgsr@smu.ca
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