To better support our current students through the global pandemic, admissions for the Religious Studies program will be paused for the 2021-2022 academic year. We look forward to resuming our admissions process and reviewing applications.
The small program allows students to develop customized programs and close working relationships with faculty members, and our placement rate is excellent. The Department of Religious Studies offers graduate study in four areas: Asian Religious Traditions, Religion and Critical Thought, Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean and Islam.
The department maintains close working relationships with other Brown departments. Students often supplement their work with courses in history, anthropology, classics, philosophy, political science, sociology, Judaic studies, East Asian studies, art history, comparative literature, and the Institute for Archeology and the Ancient World. Through the University exchange program students may also take courses at other local universities. A monthly seminar, Culture and Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean, brings together students and faculty from across the University.
- Writing Sample: Recommended (of 25 pages or less). Some tracks also require previous language study.
- GRE General: Not required
- GRE Subject: Not required
Application Deadline: January 5