Recent Graduates and Placements

The MTS Program has enjoyed great success over the past several years placing students in some of the top doctoral programs in the country and in preparing them to undertake many different kinds of employment in churches, schools, and service organizations.  Below is a summary of recent placements by category for the most recent graduating classes.  

Placements:

Data collected from MTS students from graduating classes 2005-2013, reveals that:

  • 45% have pursued Doctoral Studies
  • 19% teach in high schools or other educational settings
  • 8% work in church service
  • 5% work in academic administration

20% of graduates found pursuits in other areas, while 5% left the program without graduating. Placement data by year is shown below.

Placements of MTS Graduates 2005-2013
Field 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Doctoral Studies 7 10 10 8 6 13 13 7 8 82
High School/Other Teaching 2 2 2 2 6 2 2 10 3 31
Church Service 2 4 0 2 2 0 5 1 0 16
Academic Administration 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 7
Other 5 2 4 9 2 6 1 3 6 38
Total Graduates 17 18 16 21 17 21 23 22 19 174
Attrition n/a n/a n/a 1 1 1 1 2 1 7
                     
Placement Percentages of MTS Graduates 2005-2013
Field 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Average
Doctoral Studies 41.2% 55.6% 62.5% 38.1% 35.3% 61.9% 56.5% 31.8% 42.1% 47.2%
High School/Other Teaching 11.8% 11.1% 12.5% 9.5% 35.3% 9.5% 8.7% 45.5% 15.8% 17.7%
Church Service 11.8% 22.2% 0.0% 9.5% 11.8% 0.0% 21.7% 4.5% 0.0% 9.1%
Academic Administration 5.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.9% 0.0% 8.7% 4.5% 10.5% 3.9%
Other 29.4% 11.1% 25.0% 42.9% 11.8% 28.6% 4.3% 13.6% 31.6% 22.0%

Doctoral programs to which MTS graduates have been admitted (theology, religious studies, and related fields) include: Boston College, Catholic University of America, Duke University, Emory University, Fordham University, Graduate Theological Union, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Chicago, Marquette University, New York University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, St. Louis University, University of Chicago Divinity School, University of Dayton, University of Iowa, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, Vanderbilt University, Yale University