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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 Group
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, 2020
Space Available: 
May 1, 2020
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2020

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.


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Group Chair
  • Religious Studies
  • 07/01/2017 to 06/30/2020
  • Department Chair
  • Religious Studies
  • 07/01/2019

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • Religious Studies
  • 07/01/2018 to 08/31/2020

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies