Other Theology & Religion
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|
Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Other Theology & Religion?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of religious vocations majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||87|
|Hispanic or Latino||43|
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
- United Kingdom
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).
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|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||11||2|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||5||1|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||7||1|
Majors Related to Other Theology & Religion
You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to religious vocations.
|Major||Number of Grads|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||19,838|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||3,055|
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
More about our data sources and methodologies.