The Department of Religious Studies regrets to announce that due to fiscal considerations the MA program in Religious Studies and the Cooperation Doctoral Program are no longer accepting applications for admissions. These programs will be terminated upon the graduation of our currently enrolled students.

If you are interested in graduate study in religion at the University of Pittsburgh, please contact our department chair who can advise you on possible alternatives depending on your interests.

See the research and information about our current graduate students.

See the doctoral dissertations from past graduate students. 

Our recent PhD recipients have been hired at the University of Kansas, University of Southern Mississippi, Dickinson College, Ball State University, University of Tennessee, Wooster College, University of Belgrade, West Virginia University, Olaf College, Marshall University, Flagler College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Towson State University, and elsewhere. Other graduates teach at seminaries or work in academic administration, at the Pew Foundation, and at NGOs. Eighty-seven percent of our graduates are employed in positions that utilize the PhD in religion.