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When God calls you to ministry, finances shouldn’t stand in the way. That’s why United Theological Seminary is committed to helping students pursue their calling through a high-quality, affordable education. Use the information on this page to help you estimate and budget for the total cost for your program.

If you have questions about your specific program, please contact [email protected].

Tuition and Fees

New! United is pleased to offer a Tuition Guarantee for new students beginning their program in the 2022-23 academic year. Earn your degree with no changes to your tuition rate from start to finish. This ensures that any tuition increase put in place by the seminary after your entering term will not apply to you.

  1. Doctor of Ministry

    $10,000/Year


    Average Annual Tuition & Fees

    $11,740

    Average Student Aid

    United Aid - $3,165
    External Aid - $812

    Average Annual Cost After Aid

    $7,763

  2. Master of Divinity

    $790/Credit Hour


    Average Annual Tuition & Fees*

    $16,555

    Average Student Aid

    United Aid - $4,025
    External Aid - $2,678

    Average Annual Cost After Aid

    $9,852

  3. All Other Master's

    $790/Credit Hour


    Average Annual Tuition & Fees*

    $15,205

    Average Student Aid

    United Aid - $4,123
    External Aid - $2,515

    Average Annual Cost After Aid

    $8,567

Doctor of Ministry

Annual Tuition and Fees

$35,925

Annual Cost After Aid

$XX

Program Total**

ProgramProgram TotalAverage Program Total After United & External Aid
Doctor of Ministry$35,925$22,658
Master of Divinity$64,715$36,242
Master of Theological Studies$39,545$15,277
Master of Arts in Christian Ministries$37,175$26,861
Master of Ministry$29,795$17,639
Master of Arts$29,795$15,943

Program Total***

Program# of CreditsProgram TotalProgram Total After Aid
Doctor of MinistryN/A$35,925$x
Master of Divinity78$70,505$x
Master of Theological Studies48$39,920$x
Master of Arts in Christian Ministries45$37,205$x
Master of Ministry46$29,750$x
Master of Arts36$29,750$x

*Based on 18 credit hours per year.

**PLEASE NOTE: Information on this page is based on the 2022-2023 tuition rates and estimated United and external student aid rates. This information is an estimate of tuition and fees. A student’s pace and course availability will have an impact on final cost and program length. For additional assistance with determining cost, please send student aid questions to [email protected] and student billing questions to [email protected].

Program Total***

Master of Divinity – $70,505
Master of Theological Studies – $39,920
Master of Arts in Christian Ministries – $37,205
Master of Arts – $29,750
Master of Ministry – $29,750
Doctor of Ministry – $35,925

Budgeting for Your First Year at United

Direct charges for tuition and fee rates are set on an annual basis by the Board of Trustees. Variable expenses such as books, transportation and personal living expenses are set by the Office of Financial Aid and are based on average student expenses and federal guidelines.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

United provides multiple scholarship opportunities to defray out-of-pocket costs for students. Learn more about available scholarships below, and complete your scholarship application.

Available Scholarships & Tuition Discounts

    1. Featured
    2. Master's

    Academic Dean's Scholarship

    50% of tuition

    For eligible new students entering one of United’s five master’s degree programs.

    1. Featured
    2. Master's

    House of Study Scholarship

    50% of tuition

    For eligible new students entering a House of Study. Limited scholarships available for each House of Study.

    *Please see the Hispanic House of Study page for more information on special tuition rates.

    1. Master's

    Bishop Christian Newcomer

    50% of tuition

    The Bishop Christian Newcomer Academic Scholarship is named for the third bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. This scholarship is based on academic merit and promise for pastoral ministry.

    1. Master's

    Bishop Milton Wright Scholarship

    $500/semester

    General scholarship for master's degree students who are taking courses in an on-campus, hybrid, or intensive format.

    1. Master's
    2. Doctoral

    John & Mary Bonebrake Scholarship

    $500/semester

    General scholarship for incoming Master and Doctoral students.

    1. Master's
    2. Doctoral

    MMin to DMin

    12.5% - 25%

    Available to students who plan to enroll into the Doctor of Ministry program after completing the Master of Ministry program. The award will equal 25% of tuition for full-time enrollment (9 or more credits) and 12.5% for students enrolled part-time (6-8 credits).

    1. Master's

    The Rev. Ella Niswonger Scholarship

    Varies

    This award is available for new students who are certified candidates of the United Methodist Church. Applicants must be pursuing a Master of Divinity degree, Master of Arts in Christian Ministries degree, or Master of Ministry degree.

    1. Master's
    2. Doctoral

    Rick and Vicki James Scholarship

    $2500/semester

    A one-time scholarship that will award $2500 per semester for a maximum of two semesters. Available for Master and Doctoral students.

    1. Master's
    2. Doctoral

    The United Church of Christ Scholarship

    $700/semester

    Available for students Master or Doctoral students in the United Church of Christ denomination.

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