Meet all university graduation requirements as documented in the Rice General Announcements for Thesis Master’s Programs.



Complete two Graduate Methods Seminars:

RELI 527 (History and Methods: 19th Century)

RELI 559 (History and Methods: 20th Century)

Complete 30 hours of courses approved for graduate credit at Rice University

 

At least 24 hours of coursework (including Graduate Methods Seminars) must be in the Department of Religion (RELI)

 

At least 12 hours of the RELI coursework must be seminars where research papers are required

 

Earn an overall GPA of at least 3.0

 

Pass one secondary language reading exam (French or German)

Pass a comprehensive exam on Method and Theory in the study of religion

 

Submit a Master’s thesis developed from a paper in a course

 

Pass an oral defense of thesis with three faculty members in the Department of Religion

 

Candidacy, defense, and thesis submission will follow the guidelines described in the General Announcements