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Theology and Religious Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kansas City, MO, United States
Unlike most universities, our program combines two distinctive approaches to the academic study of religion: Theology and Religious Studies. In other words, our curriculum offers the best of both worlds. 
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Get ready to be engaged in questions of meaning, faith, justice, power, community, authority, values, spirituality and difference through a global lens. 

The Rockhurst University Department of Theology and Religious Studies faculty includes both theologians and religious studies scholars. Professors are committed to offering you an entryway to cultivating your own religious views. They also provide opportunities for you to gain proficiency in analyzing religious institutions, texts and structures of authority from a variety of theoretical approaches.

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates with a theology & religious studies major will:

  • Evaluate texts according to historical context and theological significance, and/or literary criticism where appropriate
  • Apply methods of theological inquiry and/or religious studies to a text or set of practices in order to analyze them
  • Identify and critically analyze four religious beliefs and associated practices

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  • With this degree, students gain the vital skills of a liberal arts education, including reflection, research, creativity, public speaking and beyond. 
  • In addition to graduate school, many students go on to work in a variety of professions, such as: Marriage and family therapists; Attorneys; High school teachers; Fundraising directors; Physical therapists; Priests; College professors and more.

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 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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