2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Theology Degrees

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This list of 25 schools is SR Education Group's most affordable online theology schools for 2017. With annual tuitions under $11,000, these schools are excellent choices for students pursuing online theology degrees. Most schools on this list offer theology degrees at the master's level, including our three most affordable options, Heritage Christian University, Newman University, and Ohio Christian University. Prospective undergraduate students can pursue bachelor's degrees in theology at Apex School of Theology where course offerings include Introduction to Biblical Languages, Making of the Bible, and Systematic Theology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Theology Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Heritage Christian University Annual Tuition $3,762 Theology Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 Newman University Annual Tuition $5,925 Theology Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $5,940 Theology Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#4 #4 Campbellsville University Annual Tuition $5,985 Theology Degrees: Master's
#5 #5 Concordia University-Irvine Annual Tuition $6,200 Theology Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Apex School of Theology Annual Tuition $6,400 Theology Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 God's Bible School and College Annual Tuition $6,750 Theology Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#8 #8 Gonzaga University Annual Tuition $7,000 Theology Degrees: Master's
#9 #9 Covenant Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $7,425 Theology Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#10 #10 Clarks Summit University Annual Tuition $7,440 Theology Degrees: Master's
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $7,750 Theology Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) World Mission University Annual Tuition $7,750 Theology Degrees: Master's
#13 #13 Johnson University Annual Tuition $7,875 Theology Degrees: Doctoral
#14 #14 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $8,050 Theology Degrees: Master's
#15 #15 Saint Leo University Online Annual Tuition $8,370 Theology Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#16 #16 University of Northwestern - St. Paul Annual Tuition $8,820 Theology Degrees: Master's
#17 #17 Crown College Annual Tuition $8,910 Theology Degrees: Master's
#18 #18 Franciscan University of Steubenville Annual Tuition $9,000 Theology Degrees: Master's
#19 (tie) #19 (tie) Dallas Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $9,270 Theology Degrees: Master's
#19 (tie) #19 (tie) Oklahoma Wesleyan University Annual Tuition $9,270 Theology Degrees: Master's
#21 (tie) #21 (tie) Holy Apostles College and Seminary Annual Tuition $9,600 Theology Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's
#21 (tie) #21 (tie) Moody Bible Institute Annual Tuition $9,600 Theology Degrees: Bachelor's
#23 #23 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $9,700 Theology Degrees: Bachelor's
#24 #24 University of Holy Cross Annual Tuition $9,900 Theology Degrees: Master's
#25 #25 Faith International University Annual Tuition $10,080 Theology Degrees: Master's
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,762
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Interpretation; New Testament Letters and the Apocalypse; Old Testament Backgrounds; Romans
  • Annual Tuition: $5,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Example Classes:
    Controversies in Church History; Foundations of Moral Theology; Liturgy and the RCIA; The Four-Fold Gospel; The God Who Pursues
  • Annual Tuition: $5,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Preaching; Mission in the Western World; Pastoral Leadership; Spiritual Disciplines
  • Annual Tuition: $5,985
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Baptist History and Heritage; Christian Theology; Ethics of the Christian Faith; Gospel and Postmodernism; Old Testament Prophets; Pre-Reformation History of the Church
  • Annual Tuition: $6,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    A Survey of Historical Theology; Creeds & Confessions; Seminar in Biblical Theology & Exegetical Method; Seminar in Christianity, Ethics and Contemporary Culture; The Reformation Era II
  • Annual Tuition: $6,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Introduction to Biblical Languages; Making of the Bible; New Testament Survey I; Old Testament Survey I; Systematic Theology I

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Holiness: Critical Issues; Life of Christ; Religions of America; Senior Worldview Seminar; Systematic Theology; Wisdom Literature

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Church History; Ignatian Spirituality; Ministry Leadership Seminar; Moral Theology

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Apologetics & Outreach; Calling, Vocation, & Work; Christ & Salvation; God's World Mission; Spiritual & Ministry Formation; Story of Christianity
  • Annual Tuition: $7,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Bible Teaching and Communication Methods; Current Trends in Global Ministry; Seminar in Advanced Theological Method; The Centrality of the Scriptures in Ministry

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Apologetics; Christian Ethics; History of Christianity: Early-Medieval; History of Christianity: Reformation-Modern; Systematic Theology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Theology; Gospels; Holy Writings; Pentateuch; Prophet; Systematic Theology I

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,875
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Global Leadership, Systems, and Policy; Intercultural Behavior, Worldview, and Communication; Leadership Studies and Theory; Organizational Studies and Theory
  • Annual Tuition: $8,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Ethics; Church Administration; Evangelism & Discipleship; History of Christianity I; Introduction to Apologetics; Introduction to Hermeneutics
  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Spirituality: History and Praxis; Christology; Ecclesiology; History of Christianity; Philosophical Foundations for Theology; Worship, Sacraments, and Liturgy

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Online Certificate Programs (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,820
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Bible in Its World; Biblical Theology; History of Christianity; Self-awareness in Leadership; Spiritual Formation; Theological Prolegomena
  • Annual Tuition: $8,910
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Theology; Contemporary Theological Issues; Jesus & Gospel Literature; Spiritual Classics; Theology & Practice of Worship; Theology of Missions and Outreach
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Moral Principles (Moral Theology); Philosophy of the Human Person; Principles of Biblical Study II (New Testament); Sacraments (Sacramental Theology); Theology of the Church (Ecclesiology)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics; Evangelism; Spiritual Life; The Kingdom & Covenants; The Story of Scripture: Genesis to Revelation The Story of Scripture; Theological Method and Bibliology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Introduction to Christian Apologetics; Issues in Christian Apologetics; Personal and Social Holiness; The Doctrine of God; The Theological Interpretation of Scripture
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Church History; Humanities in Early Christian World; Liturgical Theology; Moral Theology; Scripture; Synoptic Gospels
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, ABHE, and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds and the Old Testament; Applying Scripture in the Contemporary World; Historical Geography of Ancient Israel; Second Temple Jewish Backgrounds; Self and Social Identity in Christianity
  • Annual Tuition: $9,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Hermeneutics; Christian Doctrine I; Fundamentals of Spiritual Formation; Introduction to Christian Worldview; Personal Evangelism
  • Annual Tuition: $9,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Example Classes:
    Modern and Postmodern Theology; Patristic and Medieval Theology; Philosophy for Theologians; The Catholic Tradition

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Introduction to Apologetics; Introduction to Biblical Interpretation; Philosophy and Christianity; Theological Writing & Terminology; Worldviews and Christianity
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