48 months
61449 USD/year
61449 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our goal in the Religion department at Wesleyan University is to understand religion, religions, and how these have been studied. Religion departments, including those with Wesleyan's distinctive approach, are not in the business of making students religious. 



The Religion Department offers a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and critical program that explores the variety of religious experiences and expressions. In addition to courses that demonstrate the power and limits of various critical approaches to the study of religion, the department provides opportunities to analyze practices of interpretation, systems of belief, and patterns of religious behavior; the history of religious traditions; the effects of religion in society; the ways religions can form collective identity through race, nationalism, gender and sexuality, class, caste, language, and migration; and various forms of religious phenomena such as myth, ritual, texts, and theological and philosophical reflection.

Most courses are open to all students without prerequisites, although those with no background in the academic study of religion should consider starting with a 100 or 200-level course. A minor is available for those who wish to develop a modest program in religion in support of another major. The Religion major at Wesleyan University is open to all students seeking an interdisciplinary home in the humanities and social sciences.

Programme Structure


  • What is Religion? JewBus, Museums, and the First Amendment
  • Islam and Muslim Cultures
  • Socialist Utopias: Transcendence and Religion in Communist States
  • Classical Chinese Philosophy
  • Buddhist Thought and Practice
  • Imagining Communities: National Religions and Political Rituals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Secondary School Report and official high school transcripts
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-year Grade Report
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • $55 Application Fee (non-refundable) or Fee Waiver
  • If you wish to submit your SAT or ACT as proof of English proficiency, you must submit all sections of the SAT or ACT.
  • A high degree of proficiency in English, as described below, must also be demonstrated.
  • A strong secondary school preparation in English, social science, science, mathematics, and a foreign language.
  • Candidates studying at schools outside the US who have taken national examinations for university admission (A levels, French Baccalaureate, ISC, International Baccalaureate, etc.) are expected to have achieved superior results.
  • Interviews are not required as part of the admissions process, but we encourage prospective students to arrange them if possible.

Tuition Fee

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    61449 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61449 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    61449 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61449 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Middletown

1100 - 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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