Taught course

Religious Studies

American University of Rome · American University of Rome

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Humanities or Social Sciences and excellent knowledge of English. Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, having earned a minimum GPA of 2.75 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The new American accredited M.A. in Religious Studies offers an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse study of religion with the focus on the historical, social, and cultural context of Rome, Italy and the Mediterranean. It enables students to study various religious traditions that played an important role in the history and culture of Rome, such as ancient Etruscan and Roman religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Students will have a unique opportunity to study the history of religion, development of religious teachings, practices and institutions on site. In addition, an opportunity to study religious art and architecture is one of the most important parts of this program. Students will study them, in one of the world’s most important religious and cultural cities.
The program addresses the critical societal need to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue. The M.A. in Religious Studies is based on the assumption that research and study of particular religious traditions contribute to the promotion of religious and cultural diversity, and cross-cultural cooperation.

The M.A. in Religious Studies has a duration of 15 months and entails 36 credits.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English or completed a Bachelor’s Program in a language other than English must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting the official test scores from TOEFL Paper-based: 550 and Internet-based: 80, or from IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office