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The cost of attending Bethel includes tuition (per credit prices below), fees, living expenses and an allowance for books and supplies. The finanicla aid office estimates stuents will incur the following costs while enrolled during the 2023-2024 academic year:

  • Tuition (varies by program and number of credits).
    • Seminary students typically take 6 credits in the fall, 7.5 credits in the spring and 0-6 credits during summer.
  • Loan and Course Fees (varies by program: $74 per term)
  • Housing, food, transportation and personal expenses: $1,982 per month.
  • Books & Supplies: $55 per credit
  • Example: Masters student taking a total of 16.5 credits (6 fall, 7.5 spring and 3 summer), at a rate of $528 per credit, would expect to spend about $8,712 on tuition, $908 on books and supplies, $222 on fees, and $23,784 on living expenses (food, housing, transportation, etc), for a total financial aid budget of $33,626.

Master's Level Programs

Tuition tuition amounts shown are correct as of the time of posting for the Seminary at Bethel University for the 2023-2024 academic year. For your reference, you can view the 2022-2023 Tuition & Costs here.

Tuition per credit: Face-to-Face, Online, all MA, M.Div. and Certificate programs

except Marriage & Family Therapy

Tuition per credit: MA/Marriage & Family Therapy $541
Assessment Fees (link to catalog for specific charges) varies
Participation Fees (link to catalog for specific charges)


Other: (link to catalog for full list of fees) varies

Doctor of Ministry Program

Summary of tuition and fees for students enrolled in doctorate programs at Bethel Seminary for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Self-directed program tuition per credit $500
Cohort-based program tuition per credit $500
Thesis project and graduation fee (link to catalog for specific charges) varies
Continuation fee beyond fourth year (link to catalog for specific charges)


Doctor of Ministry assessments (link to catalog for specific charges) varies

Audit Fee

Audit Fee per audit hour $50