The MAIS concentration in religion, culture, and values is particularly relevant for students who are interested in careers in law, national and international government, print and media journalism, library sciences, archives and museums, public and social service, teaching, advanced graduate studies, and religious communities and institutions. The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area is rich in the presence of many major religious traditions and their places of worship.
Highly qualified undergraduates who major in Religious Studies or in other select disciplines (including Global Affairs, Anthropology, Sociology, History, Philosophy, and Conflict Analysis and Resolution) may apply to the accelerated MA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Religion, Culture, and Values. Students wishing to apply to the program complete two graduate courses as part of their undergraduate degree. These two courses then also count toward their MA degree, should they be accepted to the program.