Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies

University requirements for the Ph.D. are described in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin. The Ph.D. in Religious Studies signifies special knowledge of an interdisciplinary field of study and potential mastery of an area of specialization within it. The faculty of the department have established certain fields of study in which the department's strengths and those of other Stanford departments cohere. They are: American Religions; Buddhist Studies; Islamic Studies; Jewish Texts and Traditions; Late Antiquity; Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy; and South Asian Religions. Each of these areas of specialization follows a shared structure of study.