Religions and Cultures (MA)


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Master of Arts (MA)
Program type
Thesis, Course-based
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
2 years
45 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter

Program overview

The Master of Religions and Cultures examines how religion interacts with today’s globalized world. Our  seminars and courses allow you to explore a variety of religions and cultures based on your research interests and future career.  The research expertise of our faculty spans multiple traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
Students may focus in their studies and research paper or thesis on intersecting fields such as politics, the arts, media, NGO studies, and women’s and gender studies.

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • BA or equivalent with high standing in Religious Studies, Judaic Studies or a discipline in the Social Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Application deadlines



February 1



December 1




Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.

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