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Vanderbilt University

Department of Religion

Nashville, TN

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Overview

Vanderbilt University / Department of Religion is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Final and qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

128
Applied
17
Accepted
12
Enrolled
13%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

65
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.08%
Black or African American 23.08%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.54%
Unknown 4.62%

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 0
Male (20)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Hebrew Bible, New Testament, church history, theology, ethics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. James Byrd Jr.
Chair and Director of Graduate Studies
Email: james.p.byrd@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-343-9977
Fax: 615-343-9957