2019 Most Affordable Online Master of Divinity Programs

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With annual tuition rates under $29,000, these 24 online colleges and universities offer the most affordable online master's programs in divinity. Sioux Falls Seminary offers an online Master of Divinity for only $3,600 per year. Classes cover topics such as Christian discipleship and ethics, Bible hermeneutics, and spiritual formation. Liberty University is ranked #2 and offers 22 different Master of Divinity degree programs. Concentrations are available in Chaplaincy, Church History, and Pastoral Counseling, among others.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Sioux Falls Seminary $3,600
#2 #2 Liberty University $5,500
#3 #3 Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary $7,000
#4 #4 Northwest Nazarene University $9,180
#5 #5 Clarks Summit University $9,960
#6 #6 Luther Seminary $10,500
#7 #7 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary $10,920
#8 #8 University of Northwestern - St. Paul $10,978
#9 #9 Hope International University $11,400
#10 #10 Crown College $11,450
#11 #11 Phillips Theological Seminary $11,520
#12 #12 Corban University $12,465
#13 #13 Amridge University $14,400
#14 #14 Denver Seminary $15,340
#15 #15 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary $15,471
#16 #16 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary $15,785
#17 #17 Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education $18,126
#18 (tie) #18 (tie) Nyack College $18,135
#18 (tie) #18 (tie) Western Seminary $18,135
#20 #20 Wayland Baptist University $19,065
#21 #21 Bethany Theological Seminary $20,500
#22 #22 Southwestern Assemblies of God University $21,060
#23 #23 Freed-Hardeman University $25,080
#24 #24 Loyola University Chicago $28,368
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 207
  • 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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  • Annual Tuition: $5,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 28,706
  • Example Classes:
    Chaplain Ethics; Community Chaplaincy; Contemporary Evangelism; Global Studies Survey; Pluralism & World Religions; Spiritual Formation
  • Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 99
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Leadership in the 21st Century; God’s Shalom and the Church’s Witness; Leadership Education in Anabaptist Perspective; Old Testament Book Study; Principles of Pastoral Care; Strange New World of the Bible
  • Annual Tuition: $9,180
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 707
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Biblical Exegesis; Community, Context & Transition; Gospel & Culture; Missional Discipleship; Premodern, Modern & Postmodern Philosophies; Wesleyan Tradition in Context
  • Annual Tuition: $9,960
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ABHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 229
  • Example Classes:
    Church and Baptist Distinctives; Dispensational Premillenialism ; Elements of Hebrew; Pastoral Ministry Skills; Pentateuch
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 462
  • Example Classes:
    Law and Narrative; Leading Christian Communities in Mission; Prophets and Poetry; Public Worship: Leadership in Word and Sacrament, Prayer and Thanksgiving; Scripture and Its Witnesses; The Triune God and the World
  • Annual Tuition: $10,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,574
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Missions; Church Evangelism; Church Leadership and Administration; Counseling in Ministry; Discipleship Strategies

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,978
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 206
  • Example Classes:
    Apologetics; Bible in Its World; Biblical Hermeneutics; Biblical Theology; History of Christianity; Self-awareness in Leadership

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 411
  • 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: $11,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 91
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced History of Christianity; Constructive Theology; Hebrew Bible; Interpretation Matters; Preaching
  • Annual Tuition: $12,465
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 171
  • Example Classes:
    Becoming a Servant Leader; Church History; Engaging Worldviews; God and His Word: Theological Foundations; Interpreting Scripture; Preaching Scripture
  • Annual Tuition: $14,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 303
  • Example Classes:
    History of the Bible; Homiletics; Leadership Vision and Values; Personal Evangelism; Spiritual Leadership; The Life and Teachings of Christ
  • Annual Tuition: $15,340
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 901
  • Example Classes:
    Apologetics & Ethics; Hebrew; History of Apologetics; Kingdom of Israel & Prophets; Survey of Christian Doctrine; Thinking Biblically & Theologic

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,471
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,856
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Hermeneutics; Elementary Greek; Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis; Introduction to Church History; Preaching Practicum; The Psalms
  • Annual Tuition: $15,785
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,398
  • Example Classes:
    Baptist History; Christian Ethics; Church Administration; Evangelism & Discipleship; Theology & Philosophy of Missions
  • Annual Tuition: $18,126
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 258
  • Example Classes:
    Communication and Leadership; Emerging Trends in Worship; Media and Technology in Worship; Missional Growth and Multiplication; Music and Arts in Worship; Power, Change, and Conflict Management
  • Annual Tuition: $18,135
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,051
  • Example Classes:
    Church as a Social & Cultural Institution; Church in the Urban World; History of Christianity; People as Social & Cultural Beings; Reading the New Testament; Worship Arts & Disciplines
  • Annual Tuition: $18,135
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 712
  • Example Classes:
    Gospel Responses to Contemporary Challenges; Hermeneutics; Interpreting the Prophets and Gospel; Ministerial Ethics; Nurturing Faithful Disciples; Wisdom from Church History

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,065
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,289
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Worship; Church Administration; Evangelism; Historical Theology; Philosophy of Religion; Preaching

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  • Annual Tuition: $20,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 49
  • Example Classes:
    History of Christianity; Intercultural Education and Travel; Ministry Across Generations; Patterns of Worship
  • Annual Tuition: $21,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 306
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Hermeneutics; Church Administration; Crisis Intervention; Doctrines of the Pentecostal Movement; Marriage and Family Counseling; Religion in Contemporary World Society
  • Annual Tuition: $25,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 504
  • Example Classes:
    Deity of Christ; Greek Readings; Hebrew Exegesis; Life of Paul; Old Testament Wisdom Literature

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  • Annual Tuition: $28,368
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,293
  • Example Classes:
    Church and Mission; Introduction to Spirituality Praxis; Introduction to Theology and Ministry; Literature of Ancient Israel; Liturgy and Christian Sacraments; Spiritual Paths in World Religions

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