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Undergraduate Courses for Winter Quarter

This year we are offering more than 30 Religious Studies (RLST) courses Per Quarter. Please referenc...More Info

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Winter Quarter Classes

Winter Quarter class offerings include "Three Medieval Women: Fate and Voice in Heloise, Hildegard, ...More Info

Tzvi Novick

Lecture by Tzvi Novick

A public lecture by Tzvi Novick: " Gender Separation in the Literature of the Late Antique Synagogue...More Info


Jan 7

Admissions deadline More Info

Jan 8

Lecture by Tzvi Novick More Info

Jan 14

Public lecture by Thomas Borchert More Info


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Join our community of scholars and professionals who guide the public’s understanding of religion. 

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We welcome you to schedule a campus visit – take a tour, attend a class, meet with current students, and learn about the admission process.

Can't come to campus? We have virtual visits too. LEARN MORE.

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  • PhD Program: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • MA | MDiv Programs: January 7 (Priority)
  • MA | MDiv Programs: April 13 (Final deadline for international students)
  • MA | MDiv Programs: August 1 (Final deadline for domestic students) 
  • Domestic AMRS Applications: October 15 (Winter admission); January 7 (Spring admission); August 1 (Autumn admission)
  • International AMRS Applications: October 15 (Spring admissions); April 13 (Autumn admission)

Areas of Research and Study

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Focusing on religious thought and traditions and their value.   > Learn More

Constructive Studies in Religion

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Concentrating on the development of Western religious traditions from their origins to the present. > Learn More

Historical Studies in Religion

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The study of Islam as a textual tradition inscribed in history and particular cultural contexts.  > LEARN MORE

Islamic Studies

Bond Chapel / Religions in the Americas

Interdisciplinary focus on religious ideas, practices, institutions, and movements in American religion.  > LEARN MORE

Religions in the Americas

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The humanistic study of religious traditions and phenomena – and literature and society in relation to religion. > LEARN MORE

Religion and the Human Sciences

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Interdisciplinary research on topics in Buddhism. > LEARN MORE

Buddhist Studies at UChicago

The Martin Marty Center

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The Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion offers scholarly perspectives on religious questions facing the wider public: through conferences and events, fellowship programs, and our twice-weekly electronic publication Sightings, we work on the intersection of religion and public life.

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