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Department of Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies explores the study of God, scripture, and the longing to understand the Divine Mystery across world's wisdom traditions. Questions of healing, meaning, purpose and the good are addressed.

In Marylhurst's religious studies courses, you grow in knowledge of self, others and the Holy – defining images of the Divine, practice of spirituality and commitment to service.

Students pursuing a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies often incorporate religious studies coursework into their academic plan. Those who plan to pursue the MA in Applied Pastoral Theology or Master of Divinity may prepare for these programs by completing the interdisciplinary studies bachelor's degree with a focus in religious studies.

Careers in Religious Studies

An increasing number of institutions are bringing spirituality into the workplace and seeking ethicists, counselors and consultants. As a result, graduates of programs with an emphasis in religious studies enjoy a variety of opportunities in religious education ministry, business, psychology, international law, women studies and domestic violence programs.


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Rev. Roger Weeks, D.Min.

Rev. Roger Weeks, a retired faculty member of the graduate religious studies program, has passed onto his eternal journey with God.


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March 09, 2015

Prior Learning Assessment Information Session

For those interested in receiving college credit for documented college-level learning from employment, volunteer work, or other learning experienc...


March 12, 2015

Catholic Mass

We invite you to join the Marylhurst University community for the celebration of the Eucharist. Mass theme: Liturgy of the day. Gospel reading: L...


March 14, 2015

Book Signing: Dr. Jerilyn Felton

Dr. Jerilyn Felton, religious studies faculty and MAIS alum, will sign copies of her book, Four-Footed Ministers In Formation: A training Manual on...


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