The AMRS: Master of Arts in Religious Studies program is designed for those practicing other professions (e.g. law, medicine, business, education, journalism, the arts), or those looking to develop a broad basis of understanding in religious studies. Students may enroll either full or part time.



Admission Information

We offer rolling admission to the AMRS program. Students may apply for admission for either the Autumn, Winter, or Spring quarter. We do not offer admission for the Summer Quarter. 

Application Deadlines:

Domestic applicants: October 15 (Winter 2020 admission); January 7 (Spring 2020 admission); January 7 (Priority deadline for Autumn 2020 admission); August 1 (Final deadline for Autumn 2020 admission)

International applicants: October 15 (Spring 2020 admission); January 15 (Priority deadline for Autumn 2020 admission); April 3 (Final deadline for Autumn 2020 admission).

Application Materials

  • Divinity School Application for Graduate Admission
  • Personal Statement
  • Academic Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing sample (not to exceed 15 pages)
  • Current Resume or CV
  • Application fee: $75 (waiver available)
  • International students: TOEFL or IELTS score. 

Financial Information     

Tuition is charged on a quarterly basis. The 2019-2020 AMRS Tuition:  $4,333 per course.

The Divinity School offers merit-based scholarships for AMRS applicants. Divinity scholarships for AMRS students may be renewed for up to 3 years. 

Eligible students may also apply for Federal Student Aid (student loans & work-study) by completing and submitting the FAFSA. Our school code is 001774.

Program Length

The AMRS course of study can be completed in one (1) year on a full-time basis. Students may study on a part-time basis and complete the degree in up to three (3) years.

Program Requirements

Successful completion of a minimum of nine (9) courses, including DVSC 30400, Introduction tot eh Study of Religion, and one course in two of the three faculty committees; and a one-hour oral examination based on a paper written for any class.