If youíre interested in studying the field of religion from an academic rather than professional viewpoint, this is the program for you. The 48-unit Master of Arts program engages you in advanced academic studies beyond the baccalaureate level in a focused area and provides a step towards a doctoral program in religion.
In the Master of Arts program in religion, you can study and do research in particular fields within the discipline of religious studies.
The M.A. in religion is designed for those who wish to:
- Gain a basic foundation for doctoral work in specific fields of religious studies.
- Explore advanced personal interests in religious studies.
Maritza Duran, 2007
MASTER OF ARTS
ďAt La Sierra I knew they would give me a big picture: itís about what we do for other people. Our call is ultimately to serve others."
WHY I CHOSE LA SIERRA: I†had gotten my bachelorís at La Sierra in History, with a double minor in Span- ish and gender Studies. After working as a teacher for a few years, I wanted to go back and study Seventh-day Adventist history. I knew Dr. Harwood had done a lot of work with Adventist womenís history, and that caught my attention.
I WILL NEVER FORGET: The class I took in peace- making. You cant take a class on the different perspectives in the Bible on peacemaking and not come out looking at the world differently, in terms of citizenship, of ownership, of what we can do to make this world a better place.
WHAT I GAINED: Spiritually, I grew so much. I got the sense that we are here on this earth to help,†to share godís hope with other people. And that is through the way we ďdoĒ life, not the way we speak about it. Itís about what you do for your community, for your church, how you help that individual with whom you just crossed paths.