Stages of Education

Find out more about the various stages of an Education in Religious Studies.

GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Information:

Information on the GRE, preparation, and scheduling for students planning to apply to graduate programs available here.

Graduate Programs in Religious Studies

Click here to see Harvard's graduate program in religious studies

Click here to see the Yale's graduate program in religious studies

Click here to see the University of California Santa Barbara's graduate program in religious studies

Click here to conduct advanced searches for programs that offer graduate degrees in religious studies

Click here to see a list of graduate programs in religious studies

Religious Studies Professional Organizations

The American Academy of Religion

Society of Biblical Literature

Grants and Scholarships

IUP Religious Studies Grants: the R. Thomas Schaub Essay Contest and the Emily A. Fabiny Memorial Scholarship

AAR International Dissertation Research Grants

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Social Science Research Council

American Association of University Women

The Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Fellowship in Women's Studies

The National Academies Fellowships

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship

The Louisville Institute: Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Spencer Foundation: Dissertation Fellowship Program

American Philosophical Society: John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR Awards and Fellowships)

United States Institute For Peace: Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program

The Fund for Theological Education Dissertation Fellowships

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Resources for the Future: Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

Foundation for Jewish Culture: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Dartmouth College: Chavez/Eastman/Marshall Dissertation Fellowships

Kenyon College: Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship

Five Colleges, IncorporatedAmherst/Hampshire/Mount Holyoke/Smith/Umass Amherst

The University of Iowa Graduate College: Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowships

Williams College: Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowships

Collegium: Fellowships and Grants

Religious Research Association The Intersection of Research and Application

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

McGill University (Canada) Graduate Fellowships

Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

For a brief description and more information on each of these grants, see the AAR's page on Getting Funded.


Whether applying to graduate schools or for jobs, having one or more published article(s) published will reflect highly in application materials. The following are some of the journals that are considered "student friendly" and which accept submissions from religious studies students:

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Axis Mundi

Epoche: The University of California Journal for the Study of Religion

Intermountain West

Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue

Journal of Mormon History

Journal of Religion and Culture

Journal of Religion and Popular Culture

University of Colorado Religious Studies:

Religion Compass

SAGAR: A South Asia Research Journal

Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

The Student Journal of Canadian Jewish Studies

Religion Dispatches

The Immanent Frame

For a brief description and more information on each of these journals, see the AAR's page on Getting Published.