The CRCS MA program is focused on the cross-cultural study of religion as a complex and vital aspect of human experience in all its diversity and as a vital social identity in the context of Indonesia. The academic study of religion is grounded in critical analysis of religious experience, identity, organization, politics, and thought through methods and theories drawn from such academic disciplines as anthropology, sociology, political science, cultural and gender studies, and the field of religious studies. It asks what each of us, with our own religious identities, can learn from each other as together we seek a deeper understanding of each other and work together for a just and peaceful future. Students belonging to faith traditions in Indonesia and the world study and learn about each other from and with faculty and staff who also come from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.
This program offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) (S-2). Over four semesters and one inter-session term, students are to earn 44 credits, including writing a thesis (8 credits) based on original research. Students are expected to devote 40 hours a week while enrolled at CRCS to complete the two-year program in a timely manner.
- Accreditation “A” by The Board of National Accreditation of Higher Education (2020-2025)
- Certified by the Asean Network University-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA): Assessed in June 2021.