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Master’s Degrees in Sacred Music

114 Yearly Graduations
$37,650 Median Salary
$40,999 Median Debt
A master's degree in sacred music is offered at 37 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 23% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 9.6% of sacred music graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Sacred Music Majors

In 2018-2019, 114 master's degrees were awarded to sacred music majors. This makes it the 232nd most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in sacred music at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 304
Master’s Degree 114
Associate’s Degree 29
Doctor’s Degree 14
Graduate Certificate 8
Undergraduate Certificate 7
Basic Certificate 1

Earnings of Sacred Music Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in sacred music is $37,650. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $37,125 to a high of $38,175.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in sacred music is $40,999. 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, $40,999 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $40,999.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $478.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in sacred music. About 55.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 51
Women 63
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Sacred Music

The racial-ethnic distribution of sacred music master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 71
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 9
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Sacred Music Master's Degree Students

There are 37 colleges that offer a master’s degree in sacred music. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
22 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for sacred music majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 85,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

The sacred music program at Liberty University awarded 22 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

12 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in sacred music. 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.

The sacred music program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary awarded 12 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 42% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Notre Dame. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,046 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,908 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their master's degree in sacred music from Notre Dame. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 30% were women.

9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their master's degree is Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their master's degree in sacred music from HUC - JIR. Of these students, 67% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Capital University

Columbus, Ohio
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capital University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in sacred music. Roughly 3,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,168 per year.

The sacred music program at Capital University awarded 7 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#6

Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, Texas
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their master's degree is Dallas Baptist University. 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.

The sacred music program at Dallas Baptist University awarded 6 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in sacred music. 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.

The sacred music program at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary awarded 5 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 20% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Concordia University, Wisconsin

Mequon, Wisconsin
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

Concordia University, Wisconsin is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in sacred music. Each year, around 5,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,052 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 master's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at Concordia University, Wisconsin.

5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in sacred music. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 master's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at NOBTS.

#10

Hope International University

Fullerton, California
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Hope International University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in sacred music. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,764 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 master's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at Hope. Of these students, 75% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, Illinois
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Lincoln Christian University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in sacred music. 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.

The sacred music program at Lincoln Christian University awarded 4 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#12

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Boston University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in sacred music. Roughly 33,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

The sacred music program at Boston University awarded 3 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their master'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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 master's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

#13

Rider University

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their master's degree is Rider University. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,948 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their master's degree in sacred music from Rider.

#13

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Kansas City, Missouri
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in sacred music. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 2 people received their master's degree in sacred music from MBTS.

#13

Calvary University

Kansas City, Missouri
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their master's degree is Calvary University. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,276 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,056 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 master's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at Calvary.

#13

Academy for Jewish Religion - California

Los Angeles, California
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Academy for Jewish Religion - California is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in sacred music. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 master's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at Academy for Jewish Religion - California.

#13

Baylor University

Waco, Texas
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Baylor University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in sacred music. Roughly 18,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,842 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $32,130 per year.

The sacred music program at Baylor University awarded 2 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their master's degree is Southern Methodist University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $40,896 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 master's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at SMU.

#13

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Samford University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in sacred music. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,754 per year.

The sacred music program at Samford University awarded 2 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to sacred music 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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