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What Will it Cost to Attend BTS?

Discover a seminary program designed just for you. Whether you choose to attend full- or part-time, the per-credit tuition cost is the same. Our financial aid office is prepared to help you create a plan to make seminary affordable. Through monthly payment plans, loans, scholarships, and grants, we can help!

Contact Ginny Hartman for more information.

tuition and fees for 2016-2017

Please note that all totals are estimated, as per-credit costs are subject to change

Master of Divinity Programs

Master of Divinity with Concentrations

Program Length Full Time: Three to Four Years Part-Time: Up to Six Years

Program Credits 90

Cost Per Credit $515.00

Approximate Program Cost $46,350

Application Fee $30.00

Audit Fee $172.00 per credit

Master of Arts Programs

Urban - Biblical Studies - Missional Theology - Ministry

Program Length Full Time: Two Years - Part-Time: Up to Four Years

Program Credits 48

Cost Per Credit $515.00

Approximate Program Cost $24,720 (no retreats required)

Mission Trip No

Application Fee $30.00

Audit Fee $172.00 per credit

Graduate School of Counseling Tuition and Fees

Certificate in Christian Counseling (CCC)

Program Length One Year

Program Credits 15

Cost Per Credit $515.00

Program Cost $7,725

Mission Trip N/A

Online Portfolio Yes - Approx $100

Application Fee $30.00

Audit Fee $172.00 per credit

MA in Counseling (MAC)

Program Length Two to Three Years

Program Credits 48 or 60

Cost Per Credit $515.00

Program Cost $24,720 - $30,900 *

Mission Trip N/A

Online Portfolio Yes - Approx $100

Application Fee $30.00

Audit Fee $172.00 per credit

Certificate in Professional Counseling (CAPC)

Program Length Varies

Program Credits 10

Cost Per Credit $515.00

Program Cost $5,150

Mission Trip N/A

Online Portfolio No

Application Fee $30.00

Audit Fee $172.00 per credit

Global Trauma Recovery Institute (GTRI)

Program Length One Year

Program Credits 3 - 6

Cost Per Credit $515.00

Program Cost $1,545 to $3,090

Mission Trip Yes - Immersion Travel **

Online Portfolio No

Application Fee $30.00

Audit Fee $172.00 per credit
* MAC additional costs for retreats ($240) are not included in the program estimated costs.
** Costs for travel during the GTRI Immersion Experience are not included in the estimated program costs.

Other Programs - Tuition and Fees

Advanced Cultural Studies (ACS)

Program Length Nine Months

Program Credits 12 2-Credit Courses

Cost Per Credit $275.00

Program Cost $6,600 estimated

Application Fee $30.00

Audit Fee N/A

Graduate Level Certificates

Program Length Varies

Program Credits Up to 15 Credits

Cost Per Credit $515.00

Program Cost $7,725 estimated for 15 Credits

Application Fee $30.00

Audit Fee $172.00 per Graduate Credit

Master of Theology (ThM)

Program Length 15 to 24 Months

Program Credits

24 (with Thesis)
30 (with non-thesis)


Cost Per Credit $550.00

Program Cost $13,200 (with Thesis)
$16,500 (with Non-Thesis)

Application Fee $30.00

Audit Fee $550.00 per course

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Program Length Four Years *

Program Credits 24

Cost Per Credit $700.00

Program Cost $16,800

Application Fee $100.00

Audit Fee $700.00 per course
* DMin Additional Costs: Yearly continuation fee of $500.00 after four years

Also available: Advanced Pastoral Studies Certificate - 12-credit program ($700 per credit) at an estimated cost of $8,400.00

Academic Fees

  • Matriculation Deposit - $100 (applied against tuition and is non-refundable)
  • Textbooks - $500-$700 (approximate per year for 18 credits)
  • Commencement Fee for all Degree Programs - $100
  • Drop/Add Fee - $15
  • Registration Fee for non-cohort students - $50 (waived during early registration)
  • Late Registration Fee - $100 (imposed if received within five days of the first class)
  • Independent Study Fee - $100 per credit plus tuition
  • ThM Language Exams - $100 per exam
  • DMin Project Binding Fee - $100
  • DMin Assessment Fee - $95
  • Transcript Request Fee - $5 per transcript (cash or check $5 / credit card payment is $5.50)

NOTE: All application fees are non-refundable

2016-17 Estimated Costs for each Program

When awarding financial aid, schools must take into account a Cost of Attendance (COA). Federal aid cannot exceed this cost. The official Cost of Attendance includes:

  • Tuition & Fees – the actual cost of tuition and fees will vary based upon the number of hours a student is taking and the program of study
  • Books & Supplies – these costs are estimated
  • Room & Board – these costs are estimated and will vary based on where a student chooses to live
  • Transportation – this an estimated allowance for student travel to campus and vehicle maintenance

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM

 
 NOTE: All Costs are Estimates
Tuition and Fees
Books and Supplies
Transportation
Federal Loan Fees
Estimated Total Cost
FULL-TIME
(5 Credit Hours Per Semester)
$7,000
$700
$2,000
$104
$9,804

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMS

 
 NOTE: All Costs are Estimates
Tuition and Fees
Books and Supplies
Room & Board On-Campus
Living Expense Off-Campus
Meals (at dorms)
Transportation Off-Campus
Federal Loan Fees
Estimated Total Cost
FULL-TIME CAMPUS LIVING
(12 Credit Hours Per Semester)
$12,360
$700
$8,988
n/a
$3,000
n/a
$220
$25,268
FULL-TIME COMMUTER
(12 Credit Hours Per Semester)
$12,360
$700
n/a
$15,000
n/a
$1,950
$220
$30,230
PART-TIME COMMUTER
(6 Credit Hours Per Semester)
$6,180
$467
n/a
$15,000
n/a
$1,350
$220
$23,217

Biblical Theological Seminary
We are an evangelical seminary with locations in suburban and urban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our focus on missional theology and missional training will help prepare you for ministry no matter where you serve.

Contact Address

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