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Graduate Studies

If you crave personalized attention in a flexible, interdisciplinary program supported by all the resources of a top research university, the Department of Religious Studies may be the best fit for you.

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Upcoming Events

"Filipino Crusaders for the Family Rosary: A History of Localization"
April 29, 20153:30 PM - 5:30 PM

A Holistic Approach to Development and Peace Building: the Sarvodaya movement in Sri Lanka
April 30, 20156:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A public reading of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantánamo Diary
May 2, 20158:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Religion, Law and Politics Speaker Series - Jeremy Menchik
May 7, 201512:00 PM - 1:30 PM

MENA Monday: Dr. Loren Lybarger, Associate Professor of Classics & World Religions, Ohio Univeristy & Senior Fellow, The University of Chicago, Divinity School
May 18, 201512:00 PM - 1:30 PM


The Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern University is a diverse community of scholars, comprising outstanding professors, graduate students and undergraduate majors and minors, who study the history, texts and lived religious practices that have shaped our world. Home to 14 full time faculty and numerous other visiting faculty and joint appointments, the department is known for its breadth, interdisciplinary emphasis, excellence in teaching and award winning faculty scholarship.

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January 16, 2015