Religious leaders, civic leaders, and educators are uniquely positioned to help cultivate an informed and engaged citizenry. At the Religious Freedom Center (RFC), our academic programs are designed to train participants to skillfully negotiate issues of religion in the public arena. We provide students with the opportunity to cultivate and share in a learning environment that bridges a diverse array of geographic, cultural, and religious landscapes.

Our blended learning (online/onsite) courses are perfect for busy adult learners. We also offer:

  • Certificate Programs
  • Degree Programs
  • Continuing Education 

To explore current course offerings, visit the REL Course Catalog.

Before submitting your registration, review the prerequisites and make sure that you meet the minimum registration requirements.


  • All registrants must have access to high-speed internet and a computer with a camera for video-conferences.
  • All registrants must demonstrate English proficiency and ability to write at a Master’s degree level.
  • Mandatory attendance for the entire 3-day onsite intensive experience
  • All international registrants must either:
    • Be currently registered in an accredited U.S. academic institution in a graduate degree program and have been approved to receive a U.S. Visitor’s Visa according to requirements of the U.S. State Department; or
    • Have been previously approved by the Atlas Corps Fellowship Program to receive a J-1, Exchange Visitor visa (trainee designation) issued by the U.S. State Department.

Start your online registration:

Please be mindful of the following important dates:


  • Participants may register now through Dec. 1, 2018 to enroll for the Jan. 17- 19, 2019 session.
  • Participants may register by April 30, 2019 to enroll for the June 6-8, 2019 session.


  • The registration cost is $350 per course.  See our Enrollment Costs page for more information. 

To check your registration status, please contact Sabrina E. Dent, Director of Recruitment and Admissions. Participants will be notified via email.