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University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Religious Studies

Santa Barbara, CA

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University of California, Santa Barbara

Overview

University of California, Santa Barbara / Department of Religious Studies is located in Santa Barbara, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy (MA/PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ancient Mediterranean studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cognitive science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Global studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Feminist studies
Master of Arts (MA) Religious studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Translation studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) European medieval studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Religious studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Methodology

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

85
Applied
13
Accepted
8
Enrolled
15%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
110
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

68
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.41%
Black or African American 2.94%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.47%
Asian 10.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 13.24%

Gender

Male (69%)
Female (30%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 8
Male (15)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Area studies; religious traditions; theory and method in the study of religion; religion, culture, and politics; spirituality and religious experience
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Humanities and Social Sciences Building
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-3130
United States
Contact Prof. Kathleen M. Moore
Professor of Religious Studies/Chair
Email: kmoore@religion.ucsb.edu
Phone: 805-893-3564
Fax: 805-893-7671

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