Top Divinity/Ministry Masters degree Programs - 2022

Divinity/Ministry programs prepare individuals for ordination as ministers or priests in any of the Christian religious traditions. Includes instruction in the theology and polity of a particular church, church law, liturgy and ritual, principles of pastoral ministry, homiletics, evangelism, church/parish organization and management, Christian ethics, church history, and related studies.

While Divinity/Ministry offers degrees up to the Doctors degree professional practice, the majority of students study towards a Masters degree. Students major in Divinity/Ministry all around the US, though the major at the Masters degree level sees the most graduates in Virginia. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Divinity/Ministry is $34,900.

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Total Students
5,362
Total Males
3,735
Total Females
1,627

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  • Total Masters degree

    5,362

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See where Divinity/Ministry is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Divinity/Ministry degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Divinity/Ministry

The Master's University and Seminary is a top option for students who want to study Divinity/Ministry. Students can study up to a Doctors degree professional practice at the school. The Master's University and Seminary grants about 85 Masters degrees to students majoring in Divinity/Ministry each year. However, Andrews University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary are also options to consider. Take a look at the college options in the table below.

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Careers for Divinity/Ministry Majors

Some top careers related to Divinity/Ministry, include Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary and , both of which have many employment opportunities. Yet there are careers that pay more, such as Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary. the most in-demand position for Divinity/Ministry majors is Clergy.

Top Paying Careers for Divinity/Ministry

  1. Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $76,160)
  2. Clergy   (Median Wage: $51,940)

Most in Demand Careers for Divinity/Ministry

  1. Clergy
  2. Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
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