Academic Nature of the Program

The program is designed to offer students the opportunity to study across a range of issues, thinkers and literatures encompassing both the philosophy of religion and philosophical theology. Students are expected to exhibit control of such material in three different areas specifically: the philosophy of religion thus broadly conceived, the history of philosophy in the West, a course in the method and theory of the study of religion, and one of the following: (a) theology or (b) the religious thought in a tradition other than Christianity (though students may take this option only if they meet the appropriate language requirement).