A multidisciplinary approach to the study of religion
This certificate, offered in collaboration with Harvard Divinity School, gives teachers a multidisciplinary foundation for approaching the study of religion in the classroom. Through courses on history, world politics, and religion, you learn to approach religion through a cultural studies lens.
Take five courses from the following list for graduate credit and register for graduate credit. No application is required. Most students take one or two courses on religious studies online or on campus each term.
Elective courses—choose three courses
These courses must focus on two different religious traditions or areas of study within religion:
Choose the course you’d like to take first and register for graduate credit. No application is required. Most students take one or two courses on religious studies each term. Download a certificate course tracker form to keep a record of completed courses.
To earn the certificate:
- Take all five courses for graduate credit.
- Earn at least a B in all five courses.
- Complete all courses within three years.
Contact us with questions
We are happy to answer general questions about the certificate. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Considering a master’s degree?
If you would like to pursue religious studies further, you can apply these certificate courses toward a Master of Liberal Arts degree. The courses must apply toward degree requirements. You can use the degree course search to find courses that fulfill those requirements.
For more information
Contact Diane Moore, Senior Lecturer on Religious Studies and Education, Harvard Divinity School, at email@example.com.
Requesting your certificate
During the semester that you are completing your final course, download and complete a certificate request form and send it to Diane Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you complete your final course, you will receive your certificate in the mail, and the credential will be noted on your transcript. Certificate requests forms must be received no later than two weeks of the award of the final grade.