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Educational Effectiveness of the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Graduate Programs

There were 1,455 graduates of graduate and doctoral programs of the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity invited to take the Fall 2023 alumni survey. Of these, there were 287 respondents for whom placement data is available (20%). Of those who did not respond to the survey, 183 were enrolled as current students in the Fall semester of 2023 at Liberty University, these alumni are noted below in further study.

Master of Divinity

There were 92 Master of Divinity respondents to the survey. Of these, 51 (55%) reported vocational placement with 33 reporting non-vocational placement and 6 reporting further study. One respondent reported a status in the category of other. One Master of Divinity respondent reported in the category of currently seeking placement. Sixty-two were enrolled at Liberty for further study but did not respond to the survey.

Other Professional Master’s Degrees

There were 25 MA in Christian Ministry respondents to the survey. Of these, 11 (44%) reported vocational placement with 10 reporting non-vocational placement and two reporting further study. Two respondents reported a status in the category of other. None reported currently seeking placement. Eighteen were enrolled at Liberty for further study but did not respond to the survey.

There were 10 MA in Religion (MAR) respondents to the survey. Of these, 5 (50%) reported vocational placement with 3 reporting non-vocational placement and one reporting further study. None reported a status in the category of other. One reported in the category of currently seeking placement. Three were enrolled at Liberty for further study but did not respond to the survey.

There were 4 Master of Religious Education (MRE) respondents to the survey. Of these, 2 reported vocational placement with 2 reporting non-vocational placement. No respondents reported a status in the category of other. None reported currently seeking placement.

There was 1 MA in Global Studies respondent to the survey. This respondent reported in the category of currently seeking placement. One was enrolled at Liberty for further study but did not respond to the survey.

There was 1 MA in Applied Ministry respondent to the survey. This respondent reported vocational placement. None reported currently seeking vocational placement.

There were no MA in Sports Chaplaincy respondents to the survey. However, 2 were enrolled for further study at Liberty and did not respond to the survey.

Doctoral and Post-graduate Programs

There were 71 Doctor of Ministry respondents to the survey. Of these, 51 (72%) reported vocational placement with 10 reporting non-vocational placement and 4 reporting further study. Three respondents reported a status in the category of other. Three reported in the category of currently seeking placement. Twenty-three were enrolled at Liberty for further study but did not respond to the survey.

There were 5 Doctor of Education respondents to the survey. Of these, 3 reported vocational placement with 1 reporting non-vocational placement. None reported currently seeking placement. One respondent reported a status in the category of other. Three were enrolled at Liberty for further study but did not respond to the survey.

There were 5 PhD (Theology and Apologetics) respondents to the survey. Of these, 1 reported vocational placement with 4 reporting non-vocational placement. None reported currently seeking placement, further study, or other.

There were 2 Master of Theology respondents to the survey. These two reported non-vocational placement. None reported currently seeking placement, further study, or other. Four were enrolled at Liberty for further study but did not respond to the survey.

Research-oriented Master’s Degrees

There were 33 MA in Theological Studies respondents to the survey. Of these, 12 (36%) reported vocational placement with 12 reporting non-vocational placement and 3 reporting further study. Six respondents reported a status in the category of other. None reported currently seeking placement. Thirty-four were enrolled at Liberty for further study but did not respond to the survey.

There were 17 MA in Christian Apologetics respondents to the survey. Of these, 9 (53%) reported vocational placement with 6 reporting non-vocational placement and none reporting further study. Two reported a status in the category of other. None reported currently seeking placement. Fourteen were enrolled at Liberty for further study but did not respond to the survey.

There were 16 MA in Biblical Exposition respondents to the survey. Of these, 12 (75%) reported vocational placement with 3 reporting non-vocational placement and none reporting further study. One respondent reported a status in the category of other. None reported currently seeking placement. Seventeen were enrolled at Liberty for further study but did not respond to the survey.

There were 3 MA in Biblical Languages respondents to the survey. Of these, none reported vocational placement,1 reporting non-vocational placement, and 2 reporting further study. None reported a status in the categories of other or currently seeking placement. Two were enrolled at Liberty for further study but did not respond to the survey.

There were 2 MA in Biblical Studies respondents to the survey. None reported vocational placement. One reported a status of non-vocational placement.  One reported in the category of currently seeking placement. None reported further study or other.