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Doctor’s Degrees in Missionary Studies

109 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in missionary studies. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 19% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 37.6% of missionary studies graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Missionary Studies Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 109 students earned their doctor's degree in missionary studies. This makes it the 117th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in missionary studies at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 510
Undergraduate Certificate 372
Master’s Degree 319
Doctor’s Degree 109
Associate’s Degree 40
Graduate Certificate 23
Basic Certificate 6

Earnings of Missionary Studies Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for missionary studies majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in missionary studies. About 85.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 93
Women 16
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Missionary Studies

The racial-ethnic distribution of missionary studies doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 46
International Students 41
Other Races/Ethnicities 5
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Missionary Studies Doctor's Degree Students

There are 12 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in missionary studies. Learn more about the most popular 12 below:

#1

Fuller Theological Seminary

Pasadena, California
39 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fuller Theological Seminary tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for missionary studies majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their doctor's degree in missionary studies from Fuller. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

18 Yearly Graduations
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in missionary studies. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,124 per year.

The missionary studies program at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary awarded 18 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

12 Yearly Graduations
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grace College and Theological Seminary is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in missionary studies. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $24,078 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,386 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their doctor's degree in missionary studies from Grace College.

#4

Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina
9 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for missionary studies majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Columbia International University. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,090 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,360 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to missionary studies majors at CIU. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#5

Evangel University

Springfield, Missouri
8 Yearly Graduations
12% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for missionary studies majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Evangel University. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,032 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,450 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in missionary studies from Evangel.

#5

Asbury Theological Seminary

Wilmore, Kentucky
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women

Asbury Theological Seminary is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in missionary studies. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in missionary studies from Asbury Seminary.

#5

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Wake Forest, North Carolina
8 Yearly Graduations

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in missionary studies. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,784 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,472 per year.

The missionary studies program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Trinity International University - Illinois is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in missionary studies. Each year, around 1,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,398 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,280 per year.

The missionary studies program at Trinity International University - Illinois awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 Yearly Graduations

The 9th most popular school in the country for missionary studies majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Bethel University Minnesota. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,700 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in missionary studies from Bethel University Minnesota.

#9

Western Seminary

Portland, Oregon
1 Yearly Graduations

Western Seminary comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in missionary studies. The missionary studies program at Western Seminary awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to missionary studies that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Theological & Ministerial Studies 1,464
Other Theology & Religion 279
Pastoral Specialized Ministries 230
Religious Education 67
Biblical Studies 58

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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