PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 40 Religion programs


Range of Rankings
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22-33

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 40 Religion programs


Range of Rankings
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20-33

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Verbal GRE
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671

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$31,296
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$3,960
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,304

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$75

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$12,360
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$1,600

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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NA
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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NA

Type of Financial Support
Source: SED, 2000–2004

How 2000–2004 Religious Studies doctorate recipients from Southern Methodist University paid for their graduate educations


Primary Form of Support

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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0%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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0%
FELLOWSHIP / FOREIGN GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
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69%
OWN FUNDS / LOANS / MONEY FROM FAMILY
30%*
OTHER
1%*

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
0%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Religious Studies doctorate recipients from Southern Methodist University


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
0%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
0%
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
100%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Religious Studies doctorate recipients from Southern Methodist University


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

8.0

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 8 years

33%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
92%
Negotiating with specific organizations
0%
Still seeking
8%*
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
0%
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
91%
Private sector
9%*
Government
0%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
0%
Teaching
82%
Management or administration
0%
Professional services to individuals
16%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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14

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
NO

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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NO

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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NO
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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YES
STATISTICS
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NO
RESEARCH ETHICS
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YES

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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NO
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 40 Religion programs


Range of Rankings
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10-25

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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16.2
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.0

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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10%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.5

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 40 Religion programs


Range of Rankings
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19-27

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
26%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
13%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
76%
FEMALE
24%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
85%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
15%

Race / Ethnicity
MINORITY
8%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
57%
FEMALE
43%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
83%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
17%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
6%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
8%
WHITE
59%
HISPANIC / LATINO
8%
UNKNOWN
19%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
31%
PART TIME
69%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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31
Interdisciplinary faculty
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0%

Total Students
Source: NRC, 2006

Total
29
First year
5.2

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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0.9

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Religious Studies degrees from Southern Methodist University


Master's degrees/year

0.4

Doctoral degrees/year

3.4

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(214) 768-2000 ext. 2000


Location

6425 Boaz St, Dallas, TX 75275-0221


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Religious Studies degree recipients from Southern Methodist University and may include graduates from more than one program.