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Master’s Degrees in Missionary Studies

319 Yearly Graduations
$50,809 Median Debt
47% Women
There are 44 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in missionary studies. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 23.8% of missionary studies graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Missionary Studies Majors

In 2018-2019, 319 master's degrees were awarded to missionary studies majors. This earns it the #175 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

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 Master’s Degrees

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

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in missionary studies is $50,809. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $50,809 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $50,809.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $592.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in missionary studies. About 53.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 169
Women 150
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Missionary Studies

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 20
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 177
International Students 76
Other Races/Ethnicities 21
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Missionary Studies Master's Degree Students

There are 44 colleges that offer a master’s degree in missionary studies. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Fuller Theological Seminary

Pasadena, California
82 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
27% 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 master's degree. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 people received their master's degree in missionary studies from Fuller. Of these students, 48% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina
42 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia International University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in missionary studies. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The missionary studies program at Columbia International University awarded 42 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

28 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in missionary studies. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their master's degree in missionary studies from SBTS. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#4

Asbury Theological Seminary

Wilmore, Kentucky
25 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Asbury Theological Seminary is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in missionary studies. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their master's degree in missionary studies from Asbury Seminary. About 56% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, Texas
21 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dallas Baptist University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in missionary studies. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,072 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their master's degree in missionary studies from DBU. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#6

Biblical Theological Seminary

Hatfield, Pennsylvania
20 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Biblical Theological Seminary comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in missionary studies. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their master's degree in missionary studies from Biblical Seminary. About 75% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Wake Forest, North Carolina
15 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 7th most popular school in the country for missionary studies majors who are seeking their master's degree is Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Each year, around 3,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 master's degrees were handed out to missionary studies majors at SEBTS.

#8

Bethany Global University

Bloomington, Minnesota
11 Yearly Graduations
36% Women

Bethany Global University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in missionary studies. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,738 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,500 per year.

The missionary studies program at Bethany Global University awarded 11 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

Johnson University

Knoxville, Tennessee
11 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johnson University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in missionary studies. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,480 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,350 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their master's degree in missionary studies from Johnson University. About 45% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for missionary studies majors who are seeking their master's degree is Trinity International University - Illinois. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. 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 9 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Wheaton College Illinois

Wheaton, Illinois
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wheaton College Illinois is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in missionary studies. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,700 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,800 per year.

The missionary studies program at Wheaton College Illinois awarded 8 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 38% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

New Orleans, Louisiana
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in missionary studies. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,165 per year.

The missionary studies program at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary awarded 6 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#12

Dallas Theological Seminary

Dallas, Texas
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Dallas Theological Seminary is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in missionary studies. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The missionary studies program at Dallas Theological Seminary awarded 6 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#14

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, Illinois
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moody Bible Institute comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in missionary studies. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,010 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 master's degrees were handed out to missionary studies majors at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School. About 100% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

The 14th most popular school in the country for missionary studies majors who are seeking their master's degree is Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Each year, around 2,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their master's degree in missionary studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#16

Western Seminary

Portland, Oregon
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Western Seminary is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in missionary studies. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their master's degree in missionary studies from Western Seminary-San Jose.

#16

Evangel University

Springfield, Missouri
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for missionary studies majors who are seeking their master's degree is Evangel University. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. 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, 4 people received their master's degree in missionary studies from Evangel. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#16

Nazarene Theological Seminary

Kansas City, Missouri
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nazarene Theological Seminary comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in missionary studies. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their master's degree in missionary studies from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Of these students, 100% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

3 Yearly Graduations
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for missionary studies majors who are seeking their master's degree is Southwestern Assemblies of God University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,496 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,710 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 master's degrees were handed out to missionary studies majors at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

#19

Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, Illinois
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Lincoln Christian University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in missionary studies. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,590 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,154 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 master's degrees were handed out to missionary studies majors at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Theological & Ministerial Studies 11,230
Pastoral Specialized Ministries 1,100
Biblical Studies 682
Other Theology & Religion 626
Religious Education 523

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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