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The academic study of religion is a central component of the humanities and has become increasingly recognized as a critical tool in understanding society and politics in a globalized world.
The PhD program in religious studies is designed for graduate students who would benefit from greater expertise regarding the nature and role of religion around the world. The program provides supplementary training that includes history, anthropology, political science, journalism, secondary education and justice studies. Through this program, graduate students are trained for careers as scholars and teachers in the academic study of religion.
Doctoral tracks in the study of religion approach the study in a variety of contexts. Specifically offered are tracks in: