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Philosophy and Religion

What Butler Religion Graduates Do

Butler Religion graduates do all kinds of things. Some recent graduates have gone to grad school, pursuing courses of study in such fields as the following:

  • Master of Divinity at Yale University
  • Master of Arts at Yale University
  • Doctor of Ministry at Candler School of Theology at Emory University
  • PhD in Islam at Rice University
  • Master of Arts at Claremont Graduate School of Theology
  • JD in Law at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Law degree at the University of Chicago
  • Public Policy at the University of Chicago
  • MD at Indiana University
  • Masters in Educational and Arts Ministries at Christian Theological Seminary
  • Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Valparaiso University
  • Veterinary Technician license at Purdue University
  • Renaissance Literature at Emory University
  • Creative Writing at Hamline University
  • International Development at the University of Denver
  • Masters in student personnel management at Miami University of Ohio
  • Masters in medieval history at Eastern Illinois University

One of our graduates recently got her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Another has become an actress.

Some students who study religion at Butler enter the ministry. Matt Kelley currently pastors Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee, and has a blog, The Truth as Best I Know It. Starting in the fall of 2014, Matt will be attending Candler School of Theology at Emory University beginning the Doctor of Ministry program. Jill Moffett Howard is associate pastor at Memorial United Methodist Church in Terre Haute, Indiana. Jill has also been accepted to the Doctor of Ministry program at the Candler School of Theology. Lori Bievenour is associate pastor at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Carmel, Indiana, as well as serving on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences board of visitors.

Butler religion graduates work with companies and organizations as diverse as Marquette University, the Indiana State Museum, and the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. They have spent time in the Peace Corps. They have become public school teachers. They have become registered nurses.

Read more about what our graduates have been doing in the full-page profiles about Brian AndersonNick Bohannan, Aaron Abrahamson CoteAnn HerbertKara OliverStephanie Slemp, Renee Tapp, and Matt Kelley.

What can you do with a degree in religion from Butler University? The short answer is anything you can imagine.


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