2019 Most Affordable Master's in Theology Online

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The following highly affordable colleges all offer online master's degrees in theology for under $14,000 per year. Sioux Falls Seminary, ranked #1, is a non-profit school offering a Master of Arts in Bible & Theology for a mere $3,600 per year in tuition. Gonzaga University is ranked #18, having a tuition rate of $10,500. Ranked #24 is University of Dallas, with a very reasonable tuition of $12,350.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Sioux Falls Seminary Annual Tuition $3,600
#2 #2 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $3,960
#3 #3 Liberty University Annual Tuition $5,500
#4 #4 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $5,610
#5 #5 Holy Apostles Annual Tuition $5,760
#6 #6 Truett McConnell University Annual Tuition $5,850
#7 #7 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $6,500
#8 #8 Newman University Annual Tuition $6,960
#9 #9 Eastern University Annual Tuition $7,992
#10 #10 Amridge University Annual Tuition $8,640
#11 #11 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $8,855
#12 #12 Franciscan University of Steubenville Annual Tuition $9,000
#13 #13 Columbia International University Annual Tuition $9,180
#14 #14 Lee University Annual Tuition $9,306
#15 #15 University of Holy Cross Annual Tuition $9,810
#16 #16 Colorado Christian University Annual Tuition $9,900
#17 #17 Dallas Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $9,936
#18 #18 Gonzaga University Annual Tuition $10,500
#19 #19 Crown College Annual Tuition $11,450
#20 #20 Phillips Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $11,520
#21 #21 Pentecostal Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $11,664
#22 #22 Covenant Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $11,880
#23 #23 University of Northwestern - St. Paul Annual Tuition $11,976
#24 #24 University of Dallas Annual Tuition $12,350
#25 #25 Freed-Hardeman University Annual Tuition $13,680
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 207
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Discipleship; Creation, the Spirit, and the Church; God, Christ, and Humanity; Old Testament Literature; Spirituality Formation & Vocation; Tools for Biblical Interpretation
  • Annual Tuition: $3,960
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 91
  • Example Classes:
    Hermeneutics in Preaching; Survey of Baptist Heritage; Theology of Disciple-Making
  • Annual Tuition: $5,610
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 448
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Preaching; Mission in the Western World; Pastoral Leadership; Spiritual Disciplines
  • Annual Tuition: $5,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 329
  • Example Classes:
    Bioethics in the Post-Christian Culture; Biology and Biotechnologies for Ethicists; Catholic Bioethics; Christology; Church History; Humanities in Early Christian World
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 35
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Theology; Evangelism, Discipleship, & Church Planting; Foundations of Biblical Greek; Foundations of Biblical Hebrew; Ministry Administration & Leadership

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,574
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Apologetics; Christian Ethics; History of Christianity: Early-Medieval; History of Christianity: Reformation-Modern; Systematic Theology
  • Annual Tuition: $6,960
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 635
  • Example Classes:
    Controversies in Church History; Foundations of Moral Theology; Liturgy and the RCIA; The Four-Fold Gospel; The God Who Pursues
  • Annual Tuition: $7,992
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,338
  • Example Classes:
    Church Renewal & Evangelism; Nurturing Spiritual Life and Character 1; Systematic Theology and Ethics: Reign of God; Systematic Theology and Ethics: Vision of Community

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 303
  • Example Classes:
    Christology; Early Church History; History and Philosophy of Christian Education; Systematic Theology; The Life and Teachings of Christ
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 669
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Spirituality; Church History; Contemporary Moral Problems; Interpreting the Old Testament; Philosophy for Theology; The Church in the Modern World
  • Annual Tuition: $9,180
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 469
  • Example Classes:
    Acts to Revelation: God's People Proclaiming Redemption Globally; Genesis to Song of Solomon: God's Plan of Creation and Redemption; Gospels: God's Means of Providing Redemption; Missions and Evangelism in the Twenty-first Century; Prophets: God's Message of Redemption and Judgement
  • Annual Tuition: $9,306
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 481
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical and Theological Foundations for Worship; Biblical Languages for Ministry; Biblical Themes for Ministry; History of Christian Worship; Spirituality, Ethics and Leadership; Theological Issues in Youth and Family Ministry
  • Annual Tuition: $9,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 275
  • Example Classes:
    Modern and Postmodern Theology; Patristic and Medieval Theology; Philosophy for Theologians; The Catholic Tradition

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 725
  • Example Classes:
    Apologetics; Exegetical Theology: Hermeneutic; Theological Aesthetics; Topics in Theology

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,936
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,361
  • 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: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,384
  • Example Classes:
    Church History; Ignatian Spirituality; Ministry Leadership Seminar; Moral Theology

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 269
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Theology; Contemporary Theological Issues; Jesus & Gospel Literature; Spiritual Classics; Theology & Practice of Worship; Theology of Missions and Outreach
  • Annual Tuition: $11,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 91
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Pastoral Education; Context Matters; Conversation Matters; Foundations for Theological Praxis & Reflection; Interpretation Matters; Vocation Matters
  • Annual Tuition: $11,664
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 273
  • Example Classes:
    Church of God History and Polity; History of Holiness-Pentecostal Movement; Pentecostal Foundations for Christian Mnistry and Study
  • Annual Tuition: $11,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 553
  • Example Classes:
    Apologetics & Outreach; Calling, Vocation, & Work; Christ & Salvation; God's World Mission; Spirit, Church, & Last Things; Spiritual & Ministry Formation
  • Annual Tuition: $11,976
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 206
  • Example Classes:
    Apologetics; Biblical Hermeneutics; History of Christianity; Spiritual Formation; Theological Prolegomena
  • Annual Tuition: $12,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 950
  • Example Classes:
    Catechetics and the Development of Faith; History of Spirituality; Old Testament Prophets; Pastoral Aspects of Canon Law; Pauline Literature; Scripture in Ministry
  • Annual Tuition: $13,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 504
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Text, Canon, & Inspiration; Critical Thinking; Deity of Christ; Encountering Islam; History of the English Bible; Missionary Anthropology
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