Graduate Minor

Currently enrolled Cornell graduate students are welcome to apply for the Religious Studies Graduate Minor.

The minor offers graduate students in relevant major fields the opportunity to delve more deeply into religious studies, build an intellectual community around the study of religion, and prepare themselves professionally for academic positions in a religious studies department. Relevant major fields include, but are not limited to: Asian literature, religion, and culture; anthropology; Africana studies; Medieval studies; Near Eastern studies; classics; and/or philosophy.

The minor is mentor-based. Each student will select a mentor from the list of core faculty. The mentor will help identify three courses from a student’s ongoing coursework that have significant religious studies dimensions. This mentor will also serve as a member of the student’s graduate committee and assist the student in their professional development.

This is a minor field.  Application for admission to the Cornell Graduate School is made only to the major fields. 

To discuss the graduate minor and to apply, Cornell graduate students should contact the Director of the Religious Studies Program.