The Mormon Studies Program at the University of Virginia

Our mission is to promote scholarly research and facilitate public understanding of all branches of Mormonism. We invite you to explore the resources available here and to contact us with any questions.

About Us


Learn how you can study Mormonism as part of a Religious Studies undergraduate or graduate degree program.

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Faculty & Scholars

Explore a variety or resources including our Early Mormon Marriage database, podcast, sample syllabi, and more.

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Donor Community

Join our donor community! Make a general program contribution or channel your gift to specific program activities.

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Why do we study Mormonism, or any religion? We do it to better understand peoples, cultures, and societies — in other words, the human condition.

Professor Kathleen Flake

Richard Bushman Chair of Mormon Studies

Huntington Library

UVA's Mormon Studies Collections

Our program began in 2013 with establishment of the Richard Lyman Bushman Endowed Professorship in Mormon Studies. Since then, UVA has become a leading site for the study of Mormonism with the largest collection of 20th-century materials outside of Utah.

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Syllabi & Texts for Faculty

Use sample syllabi and recommended texts for your own course.

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Early Mormon Marriage Database

Search the database and view research findings.

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Mormon Studies 101

Watch interviews with top scholars discussing Mormon Studies.

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