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2022 Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Doctor's Degree Schools in the New England Region

4 Colleges in the New England Region
65 Doctor's Degrees
If you're seeking a Doctor's Degree in philosophy and religious studies, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #20 one in the country in terms of popularity.While this may limit the number of schools that offer the degree program, there are still top-quality ones to be found.

College Factual reviewed 4 schools in the New England Region to determine which ones were the best for doctor's degree seekers in the field of philosophy and religious studies. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 65 doctor's degrees in philosophy and religious studies during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Philosophy & Religious Studies School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Doctor's Degree Schools in the New England Region The philosophy and religious studies doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality philosophy and religious studies program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

The overall quality of a doctor's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 22% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 22%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 162 to 29 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Early-Career Salaries

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their doctor's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. That is, everyone wants their doctor's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to philosophy and religious studies students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of philosophy and religious studies students who choose to seek a doctor's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How much debt philosophy and religious studies students go into to obtain their doctor's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized philosophy and religious studies related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for philosophy and religious studies students working on their doctor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Doctor's Degree Schools in the New England Region list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Philosophy & Religious Studies in the New England Region

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in philosophy and religious studies.

Top New England Region Schools for a Doctorate in Philosophy & Religious Studies

#1

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MA
7 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a doctor's degree in philosophy and religious studies needs to look into Boston College. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit college located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #42 out of 741 colleges nationwide means Boston College is a great college overall.

A preferred choice for philosophy and religious studies students, there were roughly 7 learners who graduated from this program at Boston College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Boston University

Boston, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MA
13 Annual Graduates

Boston University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in philosophy and religious studies. Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Boston. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #41 out of 741 colleges nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

There were approximately 13 philosophy and religious studies students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MA
4 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a doctor's degree in philosophy and religious studies has to take a look at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 12th out of 26 schools for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

With 4 students who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the most popular universities to study philosophy and religious studies in the New England Region .

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CT
3 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat University of Connecticut if you wish to pursue a doctor's degree in philosophy and religious studies. Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 12 colleges for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were approximately 3 philosophy and religious studies individuals who graduated with this degree at UCONN in the most recent year we have data available.

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Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best philosophy and religious studies schools for a specific state in the New England Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 29 39
Connecticut 27 18
Rhode Island 22 6

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Philosophy & Religious Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Philosophy 40
Religious Studies 25

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 105
Theology & Religious Vocations 99
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 88
English Language & Literature 75
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 14

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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