Master of Arts in Comparative Religion & Philosophy
The Master’s program provides the foundation courses in religion, integral spirituality, and philosophy which will prepare students for the Ph.D. in Comparative Religion and Philosophy.
The M.A. curriculum is designed to provide:
1. Opportunities for comparative and historical research on Eastern and Western philosophies and religions;
2. In-depth examination of the religions and philosophies believed to have had major influence on the course of human history;
3. Guided spiritual practices.
Fifty-two (52) graduate quarter units are required to complete the M.A. degree program in Comparative Religion and Philosophy. The curriculum consists of (8) required courses. Students with strong backgrounds in one or more equivalent courses may, in consultation with the program director, select alternative courses from other programs.
CRP 501 Foundations in Integral Studies (4 units)
CRP 502 Consciousness Studies (4 units)
CRP 503* Counseling & Communication Skills (4 units)
CRP 504** Spiritual Education (4 units)
CRP 613 Research Methodology for Religious Studies (4 units)
CRP 615 Study of Eastern Religions & Spirituality (4 units)
CRP 618 Study of Western Religions & Spirituality (4 units)
CRP 620 Shamanism and Indigenous Religions (4 units)
* PSY635 Foundations of Life Coaching fulfills the requirements for LP 503
**Additional units may be taken as electives.
CRP 622 Meditation (4 units)
CRP 623 Buddhism (4 units)
CRP 624 Christianity (4 units)
CRP 625 Islam (4 units)
CRP 626 Judaism (4 units)
CRP 627 Hinduism (4 units)
CRP 628 Taoism (4 units)
CRP 680 Topics of Special Interest (4-8 units)
CRP 690 Thesis (6 units)
CRP 699 Independent Study (2-12 units)