Application Checklist

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Religious Studies

Please send all application materials to:

Cardinal Stritch University
Office of Graduate Admissions
6801 N. Yates Road, #437
Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985

Application for Admission to the M.A. in Religious Studies program

Apply online (the application fee is waived for those who apply online).

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts (from every college or university attended) must be submitted in a sealed envelope directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. We suggest that you request your transcripts as soon as possible. Your application cannot be reviewed until we have them in hand. It is not necessary to request transcripts for work that you completed at Cardinal Stritch University.

Statement of Purpose

Two to three word-processed, double-spaced pages are required, describing your reasons for seeking a graduate degree in religious studies. The essay should include some detail about your qualifications, past academic and employment history relevant to the M.A. in Religious Studies program, expectations for graduate studies and professional goals.


An interview with the chair of the Religious Studies Department will be scheduled after all documents have been received and reviewed.

Financial Aid

Individuals interested in applying for a Federal Student Loan should follow the steps for the financial aid process.