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University of Dayton

Department of Religious Studies

Dayton, OH

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University of Dayton

Overview

University of Dayton / Department of Religious Studies is located in Dayton, OH, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Theological studies
Master of Arts (MA) Pastoral ministry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Theology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 600 verbal previous scale, 160 current scale)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

53
Applied
30
Accepted
57%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, all previous official transcript(s)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 600 verbal previous scale, 160 current scale)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Academic writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcript(s)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
82%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.17%
Black or African American 3.45%
White or Caucasian 82%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 3.45%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 2
Male (17)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Practical/constructive theology, theological ethics, U.S. Catholic/Christian life and thought, methodologies in Biblical studies, religion and science
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 300 College Park
Dayton, OH  45469
United States
Contact Dr. Daniel Thompson
Chair
Phone: 937-229-4321
Fax: 937-229-4330