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Religious studies programs are often faith-based, but there are also secular academic programs for religious studies. When regarded as a social science, religion is studied for its philosophical, social, and psychological influences. Theological programs also explore the social influences of religion, with the key difference being that the religion is being studied in a faith-based context, preparing the student for a professional career as a clergy member or similar path.

To help students find the right degree program, the editors have compiled the best online degrees in religious studies. Click on a subject above to explore the requirements and curriculum of a degree program, and browse the editor's picks to find a top online religious studies degree based on categories like value and flexibility.