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Graduate Study. The Graduate Group in the Study of Religion offers students classical training in the literatures of particular religious traditions, and they are encouraged to understand these traditions at the intersection of contemporary thematic and regional phenomena.

Students have the opportunity to concentrate primarily on one of three regional specializations: American religious cultures, Mediterranean religions, and Asian religions. An additional regional specialization typically serves as a secondary area of competence. Students further shape their scholarship through intensive engagement in one of the following thematic specializations: Values, Ethics, and Human Rights; Modernity, Science, and Secularism; Visual Culture, Media, and Technology; Language, Rhetoric, and Performance; Body and Praxis; Theory and Method.

This curriculum guides students through a rigorous course of study, providing the breadth and depth necessary to produce exciting, rigorous scholarship at forefront of the field of Religious Studies. Graduate Group training prepares students for careers in academia as well as in the government and the private sector.

Preparation. Admission to the Graduate Group requires a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a discipline relevant to the study of religion, as well as preparation in at least one language relevant to the intended area of primary research. The group requires three letters of recommendation and a sample of recent written work. The general GRE is also required.

Graduate Adviser. Contact the Group office.

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