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Religious Studies

University of Tennessee Knoxville

48 months
31664 USD/year
31664 USD/year
13244 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Religious Studies at University of Tennessee Knoxville promotes the critical and comparative study of religion, and does not favor one religious tradition at the expense of others. 


Religion continues to be a powerful force for shaping human societies and cultures across the globe.  It can inspire the full range of human activities – from marvelous acts of generosity and kindness to terrifying acts of pain and violence.  Religion in its multiple expressions directly addresses what it means to be a good human being¸ and often lies at the root of an individual's personal quest for meaning.  In contemporary times, the study of religion is also an essential passport to intercultural understanding across the globe. 

Key facts:

Drawing upon a range of perspectives – historical, anthropological, textual, and theoretical – the Religious Studies Department at University of Tennessee Knoxville highlights both the variety and complexity of religious beliefs, practices, communities, and institutions.  The faculty's expertise is wide-ranging.  Their research and teaching interests span religious traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and indigenous traditions; geographic regions such as the Americas, Africa, the Ancient Mediterranean, and Asia; and thematic topics such as the relationship of religion to politics, gender, violence, sports, media, and the arts.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Method and Theory in Religious Studies
  • Advanced Seminar in the Study of Religion
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Early Judaism
  • New Testament and Christian Origins
  • Martyrs and Monks: Christian History, 100-800 CE
  • Islam
  • Islam and the Body
  • The Qur’an and the Literatures of Islam
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Judaism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Go Vols (formerly VIP) application or the Common Application
  • $50 application fee 
  • Official transcript(s)
  • English proficiency
  • One required essay—choose one of seven prompts
  • Recommendation letters (academic, professional, or personal)
  • Supporting statement
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31664 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31664 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13244 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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