Concentration in Journalism and Religion
In close coordination with the Carter Journalism Institute the Department of Religious Studies offers an MA in Religious Studies with a Concentration in Journalism and Religion. This degree provides education and training for students seeking careers as professional newspaper, magazine, or broadcast journalists with an expertise on religion.
By completing a masters in Religious Studies, students should:
- be conversant in the theoretical conversation concerning religion that has taken place since the Enlightenment.
- be able to read difficult texts closely, speak about them in a seminar setting, and engage in academic-style research and writing.
- have a developed empirical commitment for future study after completion of the degree.
Many of our students are able to link the theoretical concerns of the field with contemporary interests through participation in a variety of events hosted by the Center for Religion and Media and through their work as contributors to the Revealer.
For some students the degree provides an opportunity to work on areas they need to develop to improve their preparation for PhD programs. The program is small and the focus is on contemporary issues; however, we have had students interested in working individually with our faculty to develop their skills in a particular field (for example, reading Greek or Syriac texts with Prof. Becker). Please inquire.
We do not have a Ph.D program at this time. For any questions about the Religious Studies Master's Program please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Adam Becker, who is also currently the Chair of the Religious Studies Department. Inquires may also be sent to the Department Administrator of Religious Studies.
Visit the Revealer here, and the Center for Religion and Media here.