2019 Most Affordable Master's in Religious Studies Online

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The 11 colleges below are the top picks for the most affordable online schools offering master's in religious studies programs. Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary, ranked #1, has a Master of Arts in Religion for an annual tuition rate of $3,960. Graceland University and Athens State University, ranked #2 and #3 respectively, also offer MA in Religion programs for under $5,000 annually. All schools on this list offer annual tuition rates under $20,000.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $3,960
#2 #2 Graceland University Annual Tuition $4,640
#3 #3 Athens State University Annual Tuition $4,980
#4 #4 Liberty University Annual Tuition $5,500
#5 #5 Nyack College Annual Tuition $7,020
#6 #6 University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $9,450
#7 #7 Western Michigan University Annual Tuition $9,773
#8 #8 Salve Regina University Annual Tuition $10,530
#9 #9 Dallas Baptist University Annual Tuition $14,385
#10 #10 Hartford Seminary Annual Tuition $17,400
#11 #11 John F. Kennedy University Annual Tuition $19,720
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,960
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 91
  • Example Classes:
    Church Administration; General Church History; Hermeneutics in Preaching; History & Philosophy of Christian Education; Theological Foundations for Biblical Counseling; Theology of Discipleship

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 784
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Topics in Practical Ministry; Christian Theology; Community of Christ II: 1914-Present, History-Scripture-Theology; Contemporary Culture and Theologies; History of Christian Thought; New Testament - Letters and Apocalypse

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 38
  • Example Classes:
    Age of the Reformation; Christian Thought in Early Centuries; Jesus, Muhammad, and Buddha; Problems of Evil and Suffering; Psalms and Wisdom Literature; Social Change and Transformational Leadership – A Comparison of Martin Luther King Jr. and Ghandi

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,020
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,051
  • Example Classes:
    Early Rabbinical Thought and Literature; Greek Readings: Synoptic Gospels; History of the Land of Israel; Jewish Hermeneutical Methods & the New Testament; Qumran and Hellenistic Christianity (John and Paul); Readings in Postbiblical Hebrew I: Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Annual Tuition: $9,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,611
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Leadership Development; Christian Missions and Evangelism; Focused Study of the New Testament; Planting High Impact Churches; The Church and Contemporary Culture; Youth and Family Ministry
  • Annual Tuition: $9,773
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,914
  • Example Classes:
    Buddhist Meditation; Death, Dying and Beyond; Religion and Alternative Medicine in the United States; Religion and Health; Spirituality and the Therapeutic Process
  • Annual Tuition: $10,530
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 622
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics and Modern Technology; Identity, Harmony and Conflict; Religion, Culture and Technology
  • Annual Tuition: $14,385
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,933
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Ministry to Children with Special Needs (S-L); Children and the Christian Faith; Christian History and Heritage; Disability and Suffering; Early Childhood Ministry; Ministry in Church Weekday Education Ministries
  • Annual Tuition: $17,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 138
  • Example Classes:
    Arts of Ministry; Religion and Society; Sacred Scripture; Spirituality, Liturgy, Worship

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 818
  • Example Classes:
    Archetypal Mythology; Cosmology & Consciousness; Professional Identity: Life Purpose; Shamanic Traditions
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