the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Educational Effectiveness

Educational effectiveness reflects the strength and integrity of educational programs. The following graduation and placement data represent graduating students only.

Graduation Rates, 2009–2012

Master’s Degrees

  • M.A. degrees: 314 graduates, with 90 percent graduating in less than six years.
  • M.Div. degrees: 738 graduates, with 90 percent graduating in less than six years.
  • All master’s degrees: 1,052 graduates, with 90 percent graduating in less than six years.

Advanced Degrees

  • Professional doctoral degrees: 123 graduates, with 83 percent graduating in less than six years.
  • Research doctoral degrees: 183 graduates, with 85 percent graduating in less than six years.
  • All advanced degrees: 306 graduates, with 84 percent graduating in less than six years.

Placement, 2010–2012

Master’s Degrees—Graduate Placement
In the two academic years between 2010 and 2012, 744 students earned master’s degrees, of whom 682 reported their placement status. Among those reporting, 88 percent reported that they achieved placement, were pursuing additional education, or were not seeking placement.

Doctoral Degrees—Graduate Placement
In the two academic years between 2010 and 2012, 189 students earned doctoral degrees, of whom 174 reported their placement status. Among those reporting, 95 percent reported that they achieved placement, were pursuing additional education, or were not seeking placement.

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