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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

Application Process


Students can enter the portfolio program at any point in their graduate work.

It is recommended that doctoral students finish the course requirements before being admitted to candidacy.

Students interested in developing a portfolio must complete an application form that will be reviewed by the Portfolio Committee for the Study of Religion. The application should include:

  1. a statement explaining the rationale for the student's particular specialization
  2. a statement explaining the importance of this particular specialization
    for the student's graduate program and career goals
  3. a list of six possible courses that form the proposed specialization
  4. the signature of the student's faculty advisor and departmental Graduate Advisor
Download the Application (PDF)

It is recommended that students discuss their plans with the Director as they formulate their application statement.

Print the application form and mail your completed materials to:

Dr. Martha Newman
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Religious Studies
1 University Station A-3700
Austin, TX 78712

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