Additional Admission Requirements
Options. Students are admitted to the Guided Research Paper (GRP) option but can be exceptionally admitted directly to the thesis option. To enter the thesis option, students must normally have completed RELI 6001, 9 credits of electives, and RELI 6022 Research Preparation I and RELI 6023 Research Preparation II. In addition, students must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.70 or equivalent.
Qualifying program. Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take a qualifying program. Qualifying program students in the Department of Religions and Cultures must complete their program with a minimum GPA of 3.50 with no courses graded lower than a B+ to be considered for admission to the graduate program. Qualifying students must reapply to the MA program on completion of their qualifying program.
Transfer Credits. See Transfer Credits in Graduate Admissions section.