11
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of South Carolina / Department of Religious Studies is located in Columbia, SC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11
Applied
6
Accepted
4
Enrolled
55%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Winter deadline March 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline May 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

11
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
90%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 36.36%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time (6)
Part-time (2)
Male (7)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biblical and Near Eastern studies, theology and religious thought, religion and culture, South Asian religions, Islamic studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,000

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. Steve Lynn
Phone: 803-777-7000