48 months
42430 USD/year
42430 USD/year
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Religion is both the source and expression for much of humanity's self-understanding. Fundamental questions about existence, identity, and values are addressed through religious "worlds of meaning." The Philosophy - Religious Studies programme is offered at Marist College.

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At various times in recent history, religion has been disparaged as oppressive (Marx), criticized as an illusion (Freud), or dismissed as irrelevant (the post-Holocaust "God is Dead" movement). Nonetheless, religious sources and expression continue to provide the central texts, symbols, and paths of transformation for individuals and societies throughout the world.

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The study of religion is also at the heart of any contemporary program of professional studies. It has been extolled as "interdisciplinary multiculturalism in wild and glorious bloom" (R. Eastman). Such a grand assessment can only make sense when one considers the almost boundless range of geography, history, languages, and cultures that encompass the field. Perhaps no other area of professional studies has drawn comparable attention and contributions from such diverse disciplines as archeology, art, literature, philosophy, theology, sociology, history, psychology and political science.

The Philosophy - Religious Studies programme is offered at Marist College .

Programme Structure

Religious Studies at Marist
  • Religious Studies courses at Marist are not only integrated into the Core program but are also available as electives and as areas of more in-depth study (including the minor programs in Religious Studies and Catholic Studies). 
  • The departmental offerings are taught with an emphasis on both the academic and experiential insights gained from religion as a "living and growing organism" (T. Ludwig). 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Early Decision: November 15th
    • Early Action: November 15th
    • Early Decision 2: February 1st


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print), Common Application, or Coalition Application. 

  • Secondary school transcript(s)

  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher

  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

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    42430 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 42430 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42430 USD per year during 48 months.

Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

1138 - 2480 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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