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626 Master's Degrees Annually
261 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#135 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees Other Theology & Religion Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many theology and religious vocations (other) graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 626
Doctor’s Degree 279
Graduate Certificate 38

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Other Theology & Religion?

626 Master's Degrees Annually
42% Percent Women
27% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This major tends to be male dominated. About 58% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of religious vocations majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Religious Vocations Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 87
Hispanic or Latino 43
White 372
International Students 56
Other Races/Ethnicities 49

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Religious Vocations, too. About 8.9% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • China
  • Mexico

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

The U.S. Department of Education found that students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree in theology and religious vocations (other) made a median starting salary of $41,600 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $36,850 (25th percentile) and $45,100 (75th percentile).

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It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to religious vocations.

Online Other Theology & Religion Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 schools offered some type of theology and religious vocations (other) program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 5 3
Certificate (1-2 years) 5 3
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 18 10
Bachelor’s Degree 17 6
Post-Baccalaureate 5 3
Master’s Degree 52 18
Post-Master’s 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 11 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7 1

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to religious vocations.

Major Number of Grads
Theological & Ministerial Studies 19,838
Biblical Studies 4,551
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 3,055
Religious Education 1,497
Missionary Studies 1,379
Sacred Music 477

References

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