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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 attracts more men than women. About 58% of the graduates in this field are male.

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

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Religious Vocations. 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 median starting salary of students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree in religious vocations was $41,600 per year. These stats come from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $36,850 (25th percentile) and $45,100 (75th percentile).

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One thing to note here is that not all of these people may be working in careers related to religious vocations.

Online Other Theology & Religion Programs

In 2018-2019, 132 schools offered a religious vocations program of some type. 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 13,555
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 1,466
Biblical Studies 832
Religious Education 608
Missionary Studies 451
Sacred Music 136

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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