48 months
25880 USD/year
25880 USD/year
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The Religious Studies program at Spelman College offers students the opportunity to engage in the academic, interdisciplinary study of religion. Focus is also placed on the roles of women in religions and on the meanings of religion in the African Diaspora.


Courses explore the nature of religion as a significant phenomenon of human life. Religion is studied by analyzing sacred texts, by examining the histories of distinct religious traditions, and by exploring the general interaction of religion with social and cultural life in diverse settings.


Upon completion of a major in Religious Studies, a student from Spelman College should be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of the academic study of religion,
  • identify and analyze various methods in the study of religions,
  • understand historical developments of a variety of religious traditions, including the roles and statuses of women within the traditions,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the critical developments of a variety of religious traditions in the African Diaspora,
  • demonstrate critical writing and reasoning skills, especially in regard to roles of religion in social life,
  • identify and critically assess her participation in religious traditions and institutions as a Black woman.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Study of Religion 
  • Philosophy
  • Theory and Methods in Religious Studies 
  • Senior Project 
  • Sacred Texts
  • History of Religions
  • Religion and Culture

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application for admission through the Common Application
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • Official high school and/or college transcript(s); if not in English, an official translation is needed
  • Official TOEFL score (non-native English-speaking students only)
  • Essay
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Copy of completed application for your files
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • Affidavit of financial support (in U.S. dollars)
  • Copy of passport with Visa and I-94 card
  • School leaving certificate  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12940 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    25880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12940 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

945 - 1751 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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