Tuition & funding
A PhD in Religion allows you to expand your study into how religious belief continues to impact the world. Concordia's Department of Religions and Cultures is one of the largest in Canada, with faculty expertise in the world's major traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The department has unique strengths in the fields of Canadian Jewish Studies, Roman Late Antiquity, Women, Gender and Sexuality and Iranian Studies. Our department offers a collegial environment and strong mentorship for our doctoral students. Students develop professional, transferable skills while working in a field they are passionate about. The program also allows them to design and teach their own courses, gaining valuable experience that provides them with a competitive advantage in their academic careers.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 90 credits.
Please see the Religions and Cultures Courses page for course descriptions.
• RELI 890 Doctoral Seminar (6.00)
credits chosen from the Seminar of Specialization:
• RELI 891 Religions and Cultures Doctoral Seminar (6.00) • RELI 892 Judaic Studies (6.00)
Religion PhD students should enrol in either RELI 891 or RELI 892, according to their specialization, in the first or second or equivalent year of the program.
credits of Directed Reading Courses, offered according to the resources of the department and the needs of the students, chosen from the following lists:
PhD Topics in Judaic Studies (PhD)
Topics in Religions and Cultures (PhD)
Note: Some of the courses at the Master of Arts level are open to PhD candidates, with the requirement of additional work and higher standards of performance.
• RELI 860 Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (15.00)
• RELI 870 Doctoral Thesis (45.00)
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 and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.
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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