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Study of Religion

Students gain advanced knowledge of the literatures of particular religious traditions and the intersections of these with contemporary thematic and regional phenomena including values, ethics and human rights; modernity, science and secularism; visual culture, media and technology; language, rhetoric and performance; body and praxis; and theory and method. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in religious studies.


Program Address

Study of Religion Graduate Program
216 Sproul Hall
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-5799

Program Type

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Jan 15, 2021
Space Available: 
May 1, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan II by exception only
Ph.D. Plan C

Admission Requirements

While an M.A. degree may be obtained while pursuing a Ph.D. degree in some circumstances, only Ph.D. applications will be accepted.