2020 Most Affordable Master's in Theology Online

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These 25 colleges offer the most affordable online master's in theology programs. Belhaven University, our top-ranked school, has the lowest tuition on the list at only $3,582 per year. Classes for Belhaven's Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies include Biblical Themes, New Testament: Hebrews to Revelation, and Systematic Theology II: God and Humanity. Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary comes in second place, with an affordable tuition rate of $3,960 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $3,582
# 2 #2 $3,960
# 3 #3 $4,485
# 4 #4 $4,500
# 5 #5 $5,310
# 6 #6 $5,500
# 7 #7 $5,746
# 8 #8 $5,950
# 9 #9 $6,000
# 10 #10 $6,240
# 11 #11 $6,480
# 12 #12 $7,225
# 13 #13 $7,230
# 14 #14 $7,500
# 15 #15 $7,810
# 16 #16 $8,154
# 17 #17 $8,190
# 18 #18 $8,280
# 19 #19 $8,295
# 20 #20 $8,400
# 21 #21 $8,640
# 22 #22 $8,910
# 23 #23 $8,982
# 24 #24 $9,000
# 25 #25 $9,085
#1
#1

Belhaven University

Jackson (MS)
Annual Tuition: $3,582
Annual Tuition: $3,582
Annual Tuition: $3,582
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 453
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,328
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (601) 968-5940

Example Classes: Biblical Themes, New Testament: Hebrews to Revelation, New Testament: Paul and His Letters, Systematic Theology II: God and Humanity, Systematic Theology III: Jesus Christ, Systematic Theology IV: The Holy Spirit, Soteriology, and Eschatology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $3,960
Annual Tuition: $3,960
Annual Tuition: $3,960
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 33
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 58
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (903) 586-2501

Example Classes: Hermeneutics in Preaching, Survey of Baptist Heritage, Theology of Disciple-Making

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology
#3
#3

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville (KY)
Annual Tuition: $4,485
Annual Tuition: $4,485
Annual Tuition: $4,485
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1153
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 529
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 832
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (270) 789-5000 x5000

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Theology
  • Master of Theology - Biblical Studies
  • Master of Theology - Pastoral Leadership
  • Master of Theology - Theological Studies
#4
#4

Evangel University

Springfield (MO)
Annual Tuition: $4,500
Annual Tuition: $4,500
Annual Tuition: $4,500
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 203
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (417) 865-2815

Example Classes: Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, Hermeneutical Frameworks, Studies in the Pentateuch and Historical Books, Studies in the Psalms and Wisdom Literature, Studies in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts, Studies in the Writings of Paul

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $5,310
Annual Tuition: $5,310
Annual Tuition: $5,310
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (214) 887-5000

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Master of Biblical and Theological Studies (Chinese)
  • Master of Biblical and Theological Studies (Spanish)
#6
#6

Liberty University

Lynchburg (VA)
Annual Tuition: $5,500
Annual Tuition: $5,500
Annual Tuition: $5,500
  • Online Degrees: 12
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 32,610
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 31,396
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (434) 582-2000

Example Classes: Intercultural Communication and Engagement, Research, Writing & Ministry Preparation, Survey of the History of Christianity

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Worship Studies
  • MA: Divinity: Theology
  • MA: Pastoral Counseling: Theology
  • MA: Religion: Law Studies
  • MA: Religion: Theology
  • MA: Theological Studies
#7
#7

Ohio Christian University

Circleville (OH)
Annual Tuition: $5,746
Annual Tuition: $5,746
Annual Tuition: $5,746
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,687
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 349
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (740) 474-8896

Example Classes: Biblical Preaching, Mission in the Western World, Pastoral Leadership, Spiritual Disciplines

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Practical Theology
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $5,950
Annual Tuition: $5,950
Annual Tuition: $5,950
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 561
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 827
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (615) 248-1200

Example Classes: Christian Doctrine and the 21st Century Church, Ecclesiology, Spiritual Formation, The Gospel and the New Testament, The Theology of John Wesley and His Theological Forbearers, Theological and Historical Methods and Contextualization

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Religion - Bible and Theology
#9
#9

University of Mobile

Mobile (AL)
Annual Tuition: $6,000
Annual Tuition: $6,000
Annual Tuition: $6,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Average SATs: 890 -1087
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 127
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 71
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (251) 675-5990

Example Classes: Greek Exegetical Tools, Historical Theology I, New Testament: Gospels & Acts, Systematic Theology I

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $6,240
Annual Tuition: $6,240
Annual Tuition: $6,240
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 27
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (574) 295-3726

Example Classes: Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture, Christian Theology, Global Anabaptist Mennonite History and Theology, Leadership Education in an Anabaptist Perspective, Strange New World of the Bible, The Religious Other in the Bible

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Theology and Global Anabaptism
  • Master of Divinity in Chaplaincy
#11
#11

Holy Apostles

Cromwell (CT)
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • Online Degrees: 10
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 60%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 123
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 325
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (860) 632-3010

Example Classes: Bioethics in the Post-Christian Culture, Biology and Biotechnologies for Ethicists, Catholic Bioethics, Christology, Marriage and Theology of the Body, Synoptic Gospels

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies - Apologetics
  • Master of Arts in Theology
  • Master of Arts in Theology - Bioethics (With NCBC Certificate)
  • Master of Arts in Theology - Bioethics (Without NCBC Certificate)
  • Master of Arts in Theology - Church History
  • Master of Arts in Theology - Dogmatic Theology
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $7,225
Annual Tuition: $7,225
Annual Tuition: $7,225
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1043 -1218
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 278
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 218
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (920) 261-9300 x2320

Example Classes: Apologetics and Worldviews, Logic for Theology, Prolegomena, Reformation Theology, The Pastor and the Law, Theology of the Kingdom

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.Div. in Pastoral Theology
  • M.Div. in Theology
#13
#13

Newman University

Wichita (KS)
Annual Tuition: $7,230
Annual Tuition: $7,230
Annual Tuition: $7,230
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 26
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 264
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (316) 942-4291

Example Classes: Controversies in Church History, Foundations of Moral Theology, Liturgy and the RCIA, The Four-Fold Gospel, The God Who Pursues

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Theology
  • Master of Theological Studies
#14
#14

Regent University Online

Virginia Beach (VA)
Annual Tuition: $7,500
Annual Tuition: $7,500
Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • Online Degrees: 32
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 958 -1113
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,052
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,630
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 352-4127

Example Classes: African Pentecostalism, Biblical Aramaic & Other Semitic Languages, Bonhoeffer and Life Together, Charismatic Renewal Theology, Eastern Christianity, Lutheran Christianity, Origins of the Cosmos, Pauline Theology, Philosophy of Science, Pulpit Ministry, Synoptic Gospels, The Charismatic Movement Today, The Psalms, Theological German

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Practical Theology - Missiology
  • Master of Divinity - Christian Theology
  • Master of Theology
  • Master of Theology - Christian Theology
  • Master of Theology - Evangelism and Church Development
  • Master of Theology - Pastoral Theology
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $7,810
Annual Tuition: $7,810
Annual Tuition: $7,810
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 114
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 383
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (504) 282-4455

Example Classes: Christian Apologetics, Christian Ethics, History of Christianity: Early-Medieval, History of Christianity: Reformation-Modern, Systematic Theology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Theology
  • Master of Theological Studies
  • Master of Theological Studies (Spanish)
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $8,154
Annual Tuition: $8,154
Annual Tuition: $8,154
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 63%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 109
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 107
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (217) 732-3168

Example Classes: Christian Worldview Studies, Interpreting the Bible, Introduction to Christian Theology, Introduction to the New Testament, Introduction to the Old Testament

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Bible & Theology
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $8,190
Annual Tuition: $8,190
Annual Tuition: $8,190
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 63%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 91
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,865
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (949) 854-8002

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Theology
#18
#18

Eastern University

Saint Davids (PA)
Annual Tuition: $8,280
Annual Tuition: $8,280
Annual Tuition: $8,280
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 162
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 614
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (610) 341-5800

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master in Online Theological Studies n Latino Ministries
  • Master of Arts in Theological and Cultural Anthropology
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Practical Theology
#19
#19

Barclay College

Haviland (KS)
Annual Tuition: $8,295
Annual Tuition: $8,295
Annual Tuition: $8,295
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 47
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 29
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (620) 862-5252

Example Classes: Ministry of Community, Ministry of Family, Ministry of Marriage, Ministry of Self, New Testament Hermeneutics, The Missional Church

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Practical Theology
  • Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Family Ministries
  • Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Missional Multiplication
  • Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Pastoral Ministries
  • Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Quaker Studies
  • Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Sports Outreach
#20
#20

Gonzaga University

Spokane (WA)
Annual Tuition: $8,400
Annual Tuition: $8,400
Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 86%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1350
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,113
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,113
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (509) 328-4220

Example Classes: Church History, Ignatian Spirituality, Ministry Leadership Seminar, Moral Theology

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Theology and Leadership
#21
#21

University of Valley Forge

Phoenixville (PA)
Annual Tuition: $8,640
Annual Tuition: $8,640
Annual Tuition: $8,640
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 103
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 39
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (610) 935-0450

Example Classes: Apologetics Classical to Contemporary, Cross-Cultural Theology, Echoes from the Journey: Systematic and Historical Theology, Ethics Classical to Contemporary, Sacred Voices: Advanced Biblical Theology, Spirituality and Philosophical Thought

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Theology
#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $8,910
Annual Tuition: $8,910
Annual Tuition: $8,910
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,889
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,329
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (352) 588-8200

Example Classes: Christian Spirituality: History and Praxis, Christology, Ecclesiology, History of Christianity, Philosophical Foundations for Theology, Worship, Sacraments, and Liturgy

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Theology
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $8,982
Annual Tuition: $8,982
Annual Tuition: $8,982
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 63%
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Average SATs: 1053 -1248
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,256
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 110
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (651) 631-5100

Example Classes: Apologetics, Biblical Hermeneutics, History of Christianity, Spiritual Formation, Theological Prolegomena

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
#24
#24

Life Pacific University

San Dimas (CA)
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Average SATs: 900 -1096
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 91
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 51
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (909) 599-5433

Example Classes: Biblical Theology of Leadership, Patristic to Late Medieval Theology, Reformation to Contemporary Theology, Spiritual Development & the Theological Scholar, Theology & Worldview

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts In Theological Studies
#25
#25
Annual Tuition: $9,085
Annual Tuition: $9,085
Annual Tuition: $9,085
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 36%
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1065
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 245
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 815
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (816) 414-3700

Example Classes: Christian Ethics, Church Administration, Evangelism & Discipleship, History of Christianity I, Introduction to Apologetics, Introduction to Hermeneutics, Missiology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Theological Studies
  • Master of Theological Studies in Biblical Counseling
  • Master of Theological Studies in Church Planting
  • Master of Theological Studies in Church Revitalization
  • Master of Theological Studies in Discipleship Ministries
  • Master of Theological Studies in Leadership