MTS Degree Goals

  1. MTS graduates will articulate a focused area of interest and understand key materials, issues, and scholarship within that area.
  2. MTS graduates will understand some of the major theories and methods in the scholarly study of religion.
  3. MTS graduates will reflect critically on the social contexts of religion, historical and/or contemporary.
  4. MTS graduates will articulate their own viewpoints, understand viewpoints with which they disagree, and engage in dialogue.
  5. MTS graduates will be able to communicate insights from the study of religion in a publicly accessible manner.
  6. MTS graduates will conduct research using the methods appropriate to at least one subfield within the academic study of religion, OR apply the fruits of research to a particular problem.
  7. MTS graduates will demonstrate proficiency in at least one language other than English that is relevant to their individual areas of focus.