Graduation and Placement Data

Time to Graduation

The majority of our students complete the program in 5 or 6 years, with the modal time being equally distributed between the two.

Graduate Placement Five-Year Period

Placement History

The Religion Department conferred 46 doctoral degrees from Summer 2012 through Fall 2017. As of Fall 2017, 34 alumni (73.91%) are employed in full-time positions that recognize the value of their PhD in Religion.

  • 20 are employed in full-time faculty positions (43.47%)
  • 2 are employed in full-time administrative positions at academic institutions (4.34%)
  • 11 are employed in full-time professional positions where the PhD has qualified them in positions (ministry, secondary education, non-profit organizations, or religious publishing) (23.91%)
  • 6 are employed in temporary full-time positions at academic institutions (13.04%)
  • 5 are employed in part-time positions at academic institutions (10.86%)

Of the 11 graduates (23.91%) currently holding temporary full-time or part-time positions, we hope these alumni will transition into full-time positions, similar to those full-time positions described above. Of the remaining alumni, 2 are employed in positions where their Religion PhD was not a factor in their employment (4.34%).

Additionally, 3 ABD (All But Dissertation) students are already under contract in full-time academic positions prior to completing their PhD and do not show up in the statistics above because they have not technically yet graduated.


Placement of the 46 graduates and 3 ABD students employed (part-time and full-time) in institutions of higher education is distributed among the following universities or colleges:

Baptist University of the Américas, Baylor University, Berry College, Campbell University, Catawba Valley Community College, Central Texas College, Freed-Hardeman University, Gardner-Webb University, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Harding University, Houston Baptist University, Johnson University, Judson College, Loyola University, Memphis Theological Seminary, Morthland College, Pepperdine University, Simpson University, Southwest Assemblies of God University, Sterling College, Tyler Junior College, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Valparaiso University, and Yellowstone Theological Institute.