Online Master’s Degrees in Religious Studies
Upon successful completion of the master’s degree program, students may either seek employment in their chosen field or enroll in a doctoral degree program. Master’s level graduates may gain employment in faith-based organizations, non-profit programs, private schools, hospitals, and churches.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 17% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for master’s-level degree programs in biblical studies may include major coursework along with electives of the students choosing. These courses may teach students how to focus on spiritual formation, effectively engage a congregation, and serve as a mentor. Core online religious studies coursework may include the following:
- Systematic Theology
- The Work of the Pastor
- Old Testament Foundations
- Spiritual Formation and Mentoring
- New Testament Foundations
- Biblical Hermeneutics
Master’s-level graduates may seek career opportunities in churches, hospitals, private schools, counseling centers, and non-profit organizations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, religious education employment opportunities are projected to increase by 17% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Religion Educator
- Youth Pastor
- Family Counselor
Students who successfully complete a master’s degree may have the opportunity to further their studies by enrolling in a doctoral degree program. A doctorate degree in religious studies may provide students with a deeper understanding of biblical principles and traditions.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
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