What You'll Learn
- Apply an interdisciplinary, multicultural, and critical theory methodology to the study of religion in society from a nonsectarian perspective.
- Understand the historical origins, central teachings, devotional practices, and social/political influences of religious traditions.
- Explore ways that religions shape—and are shaped by—society, culture, and politics.
- Consider the ways in which a foundation of religious literacy can improve the ability of professionals in the public and private sectors to work effectively.
Earning Your Certificate
To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:
- Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
- Earn at least a B grade in each course.
- Complete the courses within three years.
The graduate certificate in Religion and Society requires 4 courses:
- 2 core certificate courses
- 2 certificate elective courses
Ready to take the next step?
You can enroll in your first course in the fall, spring, or summer. See the schedules in the academic calendar.
Search For Courses:
To find courses that apply toward the certificate use the DCE Course Search and Registration:
- Under Search Classes, scroll to Harvard Extension Degree, Certificate, and Premedical Course Search.
- Select Graduate Certificates.
- Choose Religion and Society Graduate Certificate to explore program courses.
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2022–23 rate)||$3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$12,400|