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CHIANG MAI, THAILNAD - 24 JANUARY 2019 : Numerous Holy Bibles sit in a row on wooden shelf. Bookshelf with used prayer books inside.

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Accelerated Master of Arts in Religion

The Accelerated Master of Arts in Religion program allows undergraduate Christian Studies majors to begin work in the MA in Religion program while completing their BA in Christian Studies degree.

Qualified students may apply for admission to the Accelerated Master鈥檚 Program (AMP) in Religion during their junior year (or at the completion of 60 credit hours).

This new and innovative program allows GWU undergraduate Christian Studies majors to begin work in the MA in Religion program while completing their BA in Christian Studies degree.聽 If you are interested in an undergraduate degree in Christian Studies and a master鈥檚 degree in Religion, this may be the program for you.

If you are enrolled in this program, you can take up to 30% of graduate coursework towards the MA in Religion (9 hrs) while completing your undergraduate degree at GWU, as long as you earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in each graduate course and fulfill graduate-level requirements.  Up to 9 hours of your graduate courses will count in both the undergraduate and the graduate programs. For a more in-depth look at the AMP in Religion program and admission requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.

Curriculum

What You’ll Learn

In the AMP in Religion program, you will develop the research and writing skills essential for scholars in the field of religious studies.

Through the study of theology, world religions, biblical literature, and other topics, you will be able to converse with others about the philosophical assumptions, theories, and research as they relate to religion.

Opportunities will allow you deeper study into various religious topics, the Old and New Testaments and languages such as Hebrew and Greek, or a concentration in another department such as English or psychology.

Available Programs

Accelerated Master of Arts in Religion

In addition to the University鈥檚 prerequisites, the Accelerated Master of Arts in Religion requires the completion of 30 credit hours, including 18 hours of common coursework (which optionally may include a thesis), and 12 hours from a concentration of the student鈥檚 choice.  Students who choose the thesis option must pass a successful oral defense of their thesis.  This fast-track allows up to 9 hours of your graduate courses to count in both the undergraduate and the graduate programs.

Qualified undergraduate GWU students may apply for admission to the Accelerated Master of Arts Program (AMP) in Religion during their junior year (or at the completion of 60 credit hours).

For a more in-depth look at program and admission requirements, visit our .

Outcomes

What You’ll Do

By completing the Accelerated Master of Arts in Religion, you will be prepared for opportunities to teach at the high school and college undergraduate levels. You will also be ready for advanced graduate studies in religion.

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