2017 Most Affordable Colleges for a Master's in Divinity

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Online master's in divinity degrees are available at all schools on this list for under $15,000. The least expensive options are Shiloh University's Master of Divinity, offered for $3,173 a year, and Heritage Christian University's Master of Divinity, available for $3,762. Students studying divinity at Northwest Nazarene University (#11) can concentrate in missional leadership, spiritual formation, or youth, church, and culture. Those at Regent University Online (#16) have 12 specialties to choose from, including biblical studies, practical healing, and worship and media.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or see our Overall Most Affordable Colleges. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Shiloh University Annual Tuition $3,173
#2 #2 Heritage Christian University Annual Tuition $3,762
#3 #3 World Mission University Annual Tuition $4,500
#4 #4 Liberty University Annual Tuition $5,500
#5 #5 Tennessee Temple University Annual Tuition $5,640
#6 #6 Apex School of Theology Annual Tuition $6,999
#7 #7 Piedmont International University Annual Tuition $7,440
#8 #8 Luther Rice University & Seminary Annual Tuition $7,560
#9 #9 Virginia University of Lynchburg Annual Tuition $7,600
#10 #10 Bethesda University Annual Tuition $8,480
#11 #11 Northwest Nazarene University Annual Tuition $9,180
#12 #12 University of Northwestern - St. Paul Annual Tuition $10,780
#13 #13 Corban University Annual Tuition $11,455
#14 #14 Faith International University Annual Tuition $11,500
#15 #15 The King's University Annual Tuition $11,715
#16 #16 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,880
#17 #17 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $12,015
#18 #18 Crown College Annual Tuition $12,240
#19 #19 Southern California Seminary Annual Tuition $12,320
#20 #20 Amridge University Annual Tuition $12,700
#21 #21 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $13,020
#22 #22 Hope International University Annual Tuition $13,050
#23 #23 Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary Annual Tuition $13,500
#24 #24 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Annual Tuition $14,040
#25 #25 Sioux Falls Seminary Annual Tuition $14,975
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,173
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Hermeneutics; Computerized Bible Studies; Historical Geography of Israel; Readings in Christian Thought; Spiritual Outpourings and Revival; Survey of Church History

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  • Annual Tuition: $3,762
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    History of Theology; Limited Resource Dynamics in the New Testament; Methods of Biblical Interpretation; Theology of the Hebrew Bible; Theology of the New Testament; World Religions

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: ---
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Theology; Church History; Contemporary Ethical Issues; Cross-Cultural Ministry; Exegetical Methods and Practices; Spirituality and Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $5,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Chaplain Ethics; Community Chaplaincy; Contemporary Evangelism; Global Studies Survey; Pluralism & World Religions; Spiritual Formation
  • Annual Tuition: $5,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: ---
  • Example Classes:
    Apologetics; Baptist History & Distinctives; Church History: Ancient-Reformation; Computer-Assisted Biblical Hermeneutics/Exegesis; Personal Evangelism; Spiritual Discipline and Development

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,999
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Education; Church Administration; Mentoring Relationships in the Old Testament; The Bible, Africa and the African American; The Love of Learning and the Desire for God; Women in Ministry

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 24%
  • Example Classes:
    Apologetics; Baptist History and Distinctives; Dispensationalism; Teaching the Bible
  • Annual Tuition: $7,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Missions; Church History I: Early and Medieval; Church History II: Reformation and Modern; Marriage and Family Counseling; Personal and Church Evangelism; Spiritual Formation
  • Annual Tuition: $7,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    History of Christianity; History of Israel; Homiletics/Worship; Missiology; Philosophy of Religion; Synoptic Gospels

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: ---
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Hermeneutics; Gospels; Pentateuch; Principles of Exegesis

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,180
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Biblical Exegesis; Community, Context & Transition; Gospel & Culture; Missional Discipleship; Premodern, Modern & Postmodern Philosophies; Wesleyan Tradition in Context
  • Annual Tuition: $10,780
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Example Classes:
    Apologetics; Bible in Its World; Biblical Hermeneutics; Biblical Theology; History of Christianity; Self-awareness in Leadership

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,455
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 31%
  • Example Classes:
    Church History; Interpreting and Teaching Scripture; Preaching; Servant Leadership; Theology; Worldviews
  • Annual Tuition: $11,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Ethics: Principles & Praxis; Spiritual Disciplines; Theological Writing & Terminology

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,715
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Equipping People for Life; Ministry Management; Missional Strategies; Pastoral Counseling; Preaching that Connects; Strategic Leadership

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,015
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Worship; Church Administration; Evangelism; Historical Theology; Philosophy of Religion; Preaching

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Theology; Christian Theology; Hermeneutics & Theological Research; History of the Church; Theology of Missions & Outreach

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis of Romans; Christian Ethics and Leadership; General Epistles and Revelation; Gospels and Acts; Hermeneutics; Pauline Epistles and Hebrews

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    History of the Bible; Homiletics; Leadership Vision and Values; Personal Evangelism; Spiritual Leadership; The Life and Teachings of Christ
  • Annual Tuition: $13,020
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Missions; Church Evangelism; Church Leadership and Administration; Counseling in Ministry; Discipleship Strategies

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 34%
  • Example Classes:
    Bible Study Methods and Tools; Church History: Past, Present, and Future; Dynamics of Servant Leadership; Theology of Mission; Theology of Worship; Theology Survey: Christian Beliefs and Practices

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Leadership in the 21st Century; God’s Shalom and the Church’s Witness; Leadership Education in Anabaptist Perspective; Old Testament or New Testament book study; Principles of Pastoral Care; Strange New World of the Bible

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Hermeneutics; Church Administration; Crisis Intervention; Doctrines of the Pentecostal Movement; Marriage and Family Counseling; Religion in Contemporary World Society

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,975
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Discipleship; Christian Ethics; God, Christ, and Humanity; Issues in Biblical Hermeneutics; Mission of the Church; Spiritual Formation & Vocation

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