The MSU Graduate College recently awarded the Distinguished Thesis Award in the Humanities to Mr. Riley Brown, who graduated in spring 2022 with a Master's Degree in Religious Studies. Riley’s thesis is called “A Nation of Priests: Authority, Expertise, and the Religious Nones,” and he argues therein that the religiously unaffiliated are akin to self-appointed experts in … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Graduate Wins Distinguished Thesis Award!
Dr. Vadim Putzu, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, is again offering an Education Abroad trip to Israel this coming May 2023! In collaboration with Dr. David Romano (Political Science), MSU students have an opportunity to travel to Israel, one of the most diverse and complex lands in the world, and earn college credit while visiting the historic, fascinating cities of … [Read more...] about Israel Education Abroad in May 2023!
Missouri State University has recently added a new Undergraduate Certificate in Mental Health and Spirituality to its curriculum. As one of the first such programs offered by an accredited university in the United States, this certificate combines coursework in Religious Studies and Psychology to offer students and professionals greater competency in relating these two fields … [Read more...] about New Undergraduate Certificate: Mental Health and Spirituality
Homecoming is a time to celebrate our current and former students, as well as a fun event for all of our Missouri State University community. This homecoming, which took place last weekend, 16-17 October, also provided an opportunity to recognize our faculty and staff who excelled at their job and significantly contributed to the success of our students. Every year a few of … [Read more...] about Dr. Jim Moyer Inducted into MSU Wall of Fame
Congratulations to Dr. Philippa Koch on the publication of her book, The Course of God's Providence: Religion, Health, and the Body in Early America (NYU Press, New York, 2021). Dr. Koch's main research interest is the history of religion in America, with a focus on colonial America and the Atlantic world. In this book, she examines how Christian communities responded to … [Read more...] about Dr. Philippa Koch Publishes Book on Early American Religion and Health