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Doctor’s Degrees in Religious Education

67 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in religious ed. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 15% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 17.9% of religious ed graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Religious Ed Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 students earned their doctor's degree in religious ed. This earns it the #132 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in religious ed at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 843
Master’s Degree 523
Doctor’s Degree 67
Associate’s Degree 30
Graduate Certificate 18
Undergraduate Certificate 15
Basic Certificate 1

Earnings of Religious Ed Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

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

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for religious ed students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in religious ed. About 68.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 46
Women 21
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Religious Ed

The racial-ethnic distribution of religious ed doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 42
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 4
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Religious Ed Doctor's Degree Students

There are 19 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in religious ed. Learn more about the most popular 19 below:

#1

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Wake Forest, North Carolina
14 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for religious ed students seekinga doctor's degree is Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Roughly 3,100 attend the school each year. 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, 14 doctor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at SEBTS. About 36% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Biola University

La Mirada, California
10 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Biola University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in religious ed. Roughly 6,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,976 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,394 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 doctor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at Biola. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

8 Yearly Graduations

The 3rd most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at NOBTS.

6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Trinity International University - Illinois comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in religious ed. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in religious ed from TIU Illinois.

6 Yearly Graduations

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in religious ed. 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, 6 people received their doctor's degree in religious ed from SBTS.

6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in religious ed. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,904 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in religious ed from MBTS. About 17% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Columbia Theological Seminary

Decatur, Georgia
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 7th most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Columbia Theological Seminary. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in religious ed from Columbia Theological Seminary.

#8

Fordham University

Bronx, New York
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fordham University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in religious ed. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,980 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,608 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at Fordham U.

#8

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Azusa Pacific University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in religious ed. Roughly 9,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,592 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in religious ed from Azusa Pacific.

#10

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
2 Yearly Graduations

Boston College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in religious ed. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,600 per year.

The religious ed program at Boston College awarded 2 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in religious ed. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#12

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Andrews University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in religious ed. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,992 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,216 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at Andrews. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Jewish Theological Seminary of America. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,128 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $32,980 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in religious ed from Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

1 Yearly Graduations

Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Metro comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in religious ed. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,840 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,870 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Metro.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to religious ed that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Theological & Ministerial Studies 1,464
Other Theology & Religion 279
Pastoral Specialized Ministries 230
Missionary Studies 109
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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