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Theology Schools in Massachusetts

There are 14 schools in the state of Massachusetts offering theology programs. 1,145 students graduated from programs at Massachusetts theology schools in 2010. 795 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 133 students graduated with doctoral degrees.

Overview

1,083 students graduate from theology programs in this state, on average, every year. This accounts for 4% of theology students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, 91 students graduated with theology certificates, three with an associate's level degree, 123 with a bachelor's level degree, 795 with a degree at the master's level, and 133 with a degree at the doctorate level.

14 theology schools are located in Massachusetts. Out of these, 14 schools are private. Tuition at a private theology school varies from $9,225 to $40,542.

Average tuition for programs in theology is $34,190. The lowest tuition in Massachusetts is at Zion Bible College, while the highest tuition for theology programs, which is $40,542 each year, is at Boston College.

Schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in theology.

Theology Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

1,083 students graduate from theology programs in this state, on average, every year. This accounts for 4% of theology students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, 91 students graduated with theology certificates, three with an associate's level degree, 123 with a bachelor's level degree, 795 with a degree at the master's level, and 133 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Theology Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 19
  • Certificate 2007: 26
  • Certificate 2008: 17
  • Certificate 2009: 18
  • Certificate 2010: 91
  • Associate 2006: 3
  • Associate 2007: 2
  • Associate 2008: 0
  • Associate 2009: 2
  • Associate 2010: 3
  • Bachelor 2006: 123
  • Bachelor 2007: 120
  • Bachelor 2008: 129
  • Bachelor 2009: 141
  • Bachelor 2010: 123
  • Master 2006: 444
  • Master 2007: 420
  • Master 2008: 673
  • Master 2009: 771
  • Master 2010: 795
  • Doctorate 2006: 389
  • Doctorate 2007: 424
  • Doctorate 2008: 203
  • Doctorate 2009: 220
  • Doctorate 2010: 133

Theology Program Availability in Massachusetts

Schools in this state offer a total of 48 programs in theology. Of these programs, 54.2% are programs at the master's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the doctoral level, the bachelors level, and the associates level.

Theology Program Availability in Massachusetts

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 1
  • Bachelor: 7
  • Master: 26
  • Doctorate: 8

Career Trends

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 51100
  • 25th Percentile: 64820
  • Median: 80980
  • 75th Percentile: 107130
  • 90th Percentile: 143690

Clergy — Salary by Percentile

Clergy — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 37380
  • 25th Percentile: 45450
  • Median: 52840
  • 75th Percentile: 60320
  • 90th Percentile: 74810

Career Trends

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 68630
  • Median Salary 2007: 71610
  • Median Salary 2008: 69980
  • Median Salary 2009: 77670
  • Median Salary 2010: 80980
  • Total Employed 2006: 670
  • Total Employed 2007: 610
  • Total Employed 2008: 580
  • Total Employed 2009: 860
  • Total Employed 2010: 880

Clergy — Employment Trend

Clergy — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45100
  • Median Salary 2007: 46880
  • Median Salary 2008: 48400
  • Median Salary 2009: 51490
  • Median Salary 2010: 52840
  • Total Employed 2006: 430
  • Total Employed 2007: 450
  • Total Employed 2008: 450
  • Total Employed 2009: 440
  • Total Employed 2010: 480

Massachusetts vs National Theology Employment

Massachusetts vs National Theology Employment

  • Employed in Massachusetts: 2.123% (1360)

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1. The Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

130 Essex St
South Hamilton, MA 1982
(978) 468-7111

The Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is located in the suburbs of South Hamilton, Massachusetts. It offers seven theology programs. More specifically, students are offered six master's level theology degrees by Gordon-Cornwell and one doctorate level degree in theology.

2. The Episcopal Divinity School

99 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138-3494
(617) 868-3450

The Episcopal Divinity School, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is in Cambridge, MA. It offers five programs in theology. Out of those, students are offered two certificates in theology by it, two master's level degrees in theology, and one degree at the doctorate level in theology. 84 students seek degrees in five programs at this school, overall.

3. Zion Bible College

320 South Main Street
Haverhill, MA 1835
(978) 478-3400

Zion Bible College is located in the suburbs of Haverhill, Massachusetts. It offers two programs in theology. Specifically, Zion offers one certificate in theology to students and one degree at the bachelor's level in theology. It is a 4-year institution. Zion is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering theology programs.

4. The Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

50 Goddard Ave
Brookline, MA 02445-7496
(617) 731-3500

The Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is in the suburbs of Brookline, Massachusetts. This school offers two programs in theology. It offers students two degrees at the master's level in theology.

5. The Andover Newton Theological School

210 Herrick Rd
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
(617) 831-2435

The Andover Newton Theological School offers three theology programs. More specifically, students are offered two master's level degrees in theology by it and one doctorate level degree in theology. ANTS, which is 0.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Newton Centre, MA. This specialized school is a 4-year institution.

6. Boston Baptist College

950 Metropolitan Ave
Boston, MA 02136-4030
(617) 364-3510

Boston Baptist College is 7.7 miles from the center of the city. It offers three programs in theology. More specifically, this specialized school offers students one certificate in theology, one theology degree at the associate's level, and one theology degree at the bachelor's level.

7. The College of Our Lady of the Elms

291 Springfield St
Chicopee, MA 1013
(413) 594-2761

The College of Our Lady of the Elms is a 4-year institution, founded in 1928. It is located in the suburbs of Chicopee, Massachusetts. This school offers students three certificates, three degrees at the associates level, 30 degrees at the bachelors level, and four masters level degrees. 1,259 students sought degrees from the 31 programs at this school in 2010. This school offers subjects including international business and business. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education accredits it. This school is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

8. The Blessed John XXIII National Seminary

558 South Ave
Weston, MA 02493-2699
(781) 899-5500

The Blessed John XXIII National Seminary is located in the suburbs of Weston, Massachusetts and it offers one program in theology. This specialized school is a 4-year institution.

9. Saint John's Seminary

127 Lake Street
Brighton, MA 02135-3846
(617) 254-2610

Saint John's Seminary is in the center of Brighton. It offers four theology programs. Specifically, this school offers students one theology certificate, one bachelor's level theology degree, and two master's level theology degrees. In terms of programs, this school is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering theology.

10. Gordon College

255 Grapevine Rd
Wenham, MA 1984
(978) 927-2300

Gordon College offers one theology program and it is located in the suburbs of Wenham, Massachusetts. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering theology programs.

11. Assumption College

500 Salisbury St
Worcester, MA 01609-1296
(508) 767-7000

Assumption College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Worcester, MA and Assumption offers one program in theology. Overall, 2,764 students seek degrees in 70 Assumption College programs. This small school is the second biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering theology.

12. Hebrew College

160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2237
(617) 559-8600

Hebrew College offers two programs in theology. Of those, students are offered one certificate in theology by it and one theology degree at the master's level. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Newton Centre, MA. Overall, 246 students pursue degrees in nine Hebrew College programs. In terms of programs, it is the ninth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering theology.

13. Eastern Nazarene College

23 E Elm Ave
Quincy, MA 02170-2999
(617) 745-3000x3706

Eastern Nazarene College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1900. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Quincy, MA. It offers subjects such as criminal justice and healthcare. This school offers two certificates, six associates level degrees, 47 degrees at the bachelors level, and nine masters level degrees to students. 1,016 students sought degrees from the 55 programs at this school in 2010. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

14. Harvard University

Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 2138
(617) 495-1000

Harvard University is located in the center of Cambridge. It offers three programs in theology. More specifically, Harvard offers two theology degrees at the master's level to students and one doctorate level theology degree. Harvard is an ivy league, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, this university is the sixth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering theology.

15. Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 2467
(617) 552-8000

Boston College offers six theology programs. Out of those, BC offers one theology degree at the bachelor's level to students, three degrees at the master's level in theology, and two doctorate level degrees in theology. This research university, which is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Chestnut Hill, MA. 14,868 students seek degrees in 143 Boston College programs, overall. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering theology programs.

16. Anna Maria College

50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612-1198
(508) 849-3300

Anna Maria College, which is very close to Paxton, Massachusetts, is in a rural setting. It offers three theology programs. Out of those, it offers one theology degree at the bachelor's level to students and two degrees at the master's level in theology. It is a 4-year institution. It is the third largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering theology in terms of programs.