The JD/MA in Religion
The JD/MA in Religion program facilitates an interdisciplinary and comparative study of law and religion and encourages students whose academic or career interests require gaining competence in both disciplines.
Interested students can combine the three-year law curriculum and the two-year MA curriculum into a four-year program. Students will first complete a year of work in the Department of Religion. Years 2 and 3 will be completed in the School of Law. For the 4th year, students will enroll in each school for one semester, completing any remaining degree requirements and elective courses that are joint-degree appropriate.

Law School Requirements

When undertaken as part of the joint JD/MA in Religion program, the JD degree requires completion of 75 hours of law course work including the degree requirements prescribed by the law school for graduation.

Department of Religion Requirements

When undertaken as part of the JD/MA in Religion program, the MA degree requires completion of 24 hours of graduate courses in religion which must include REL 700.

For information pertaining to JD/MA in Religion Program write:

Simeon Ilesanmi (
Department of Religion
Box 7212
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7212
(336) 759-5459 * (336) 759-4462 (fax)

Wake Forest University and the Department of Religion welcomes all applications. We do not discriminate in admission or financial aid on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin