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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 program is offered by Marist College.

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Overview

Key Features

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.

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 program is offered by Marist College .

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). While the Department highly values the Catholic tradition handed down from the Marist Brothers who founded the College, Religious Studies courses are non-confessional. Instead, the emphasis is placed on appreciating the historical, cultural and critical development of this vital branch of study, as well as inquiring into the role of religion with regard to contemporary moral problems.

Programme Structure

  • 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

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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

Delivered

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) or Common Application 
  • Secondary school transcript(s)
  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration
  • One Letter of Recommendation: Counselor letter of recommendation is required. 
  • Personal essay
  • Any supplemental materials: Check if your desired program requires application supplements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43410 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    43410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43410 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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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