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Tuition

Tuition is locked at the initial academic year tuition rate while someone remains an active participant of their cohort.Tuition does not increase for students active in the track to which they matriculated (applied, accepted, and matriculation fee paid).Credit card payment FAQ's here.

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2019 Academic Year Tuition

Tuition for students starting their doctoral studies starting between July 2018 and June 2019, is $20,400*.

  • Tuition is billed quarterly, at the rate of  $1,700* per quarter for 12 quarters.
    • The annual cost of the program is roughly $6,800 a year for 3 years.
    • This makes the monthly cost of the program approximately $566.
    • With 46 credit hours, tuition breaks down to approximately $443 per credit hour.
  • A new Digital Theological Library (DTL) student fee is $25 a quarter.

2020 Academic Year Tuition

Tuition for students starting with a track beginning between July 2019 and June 2020, is $21,300*.

  • Tuition is billed quarterly, at the rate of  $1,775* per quarter for 12 quarters.
    • The annual cost of the program is roughly $7,100 a year for 3 years.
    • This makes the monthly cost of the program approximately $592.
    • With 46 credit hours, tuition breaks down to approximately $463 per credit hour.
  • A Digital Theological Library (DTL) student fee will also be assessed

Ministry Funding

Your ministry, whether a church or parachurch ministry, will benefit significantly from your studies - you may then consider seeking funding from that institution. If you wish, Gordon-Conwell will write to your board to propose this. Please e-mail us to request this letter.

Investment in You and the Ministry

If your context understands this is an investment in their own future as well as yours, they may be willing to take on this expense. Considering sharing your vision for these studies and asking your church, or parachurch organization, to underwrite all of your tuition costs. 

Shared Tuition Costs

You may also want to present a shared plan, in which both you and your ministry contribute a percentage of the costs of the program. 

If you have multiple donors, you may want to consider the Gordon-Conwell Partnership Program.

If you have a single ministry sharing the cost of the program with you, you may want to consider a continuing education loan. Your may consider an interest-bearing escrow fund into which you and your ministry contribute on a regular basis. Upon the timely completion of your work, when the loan falls due, you can pay off the loan completely with the escrow fund. Accumulated interest can revert back to the church or be used to cover graduation fees, thesis-project binding, etc.

Doctor of Ministry students are considered 1/3 time students, so you cannot apply for typical student loans. However, private banks or organizations may be able to assist you with continuing education loans.You may want to check out The Fund for Theological Education or Student Lending Analytics. Another web site that may provide helpful information is Student Aid on the Web. You may find information on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

 

Gordon-Conwell Funding

Please read descriptions carefully, Partnership cannot be combined with other Gordon-Conwell financing.

Need-Based Scholarship

A limited number of scholarships of up to one-fourth of tuition (funds permitting) are awarded by Gordon-Conwell to outstanding enrolled students based on need, ministry experience, and future ministry goals. Only 1 scholarship is available per 12 students in a given cohort. Please look at these directions and application for this limited scholarship.

Team Ministry Grant

The Team Ministry Grant is a need-based scholarship available to qualified married couples pursuing the same level of seminary studies together. This grant can cover 50% of one spouse's tuition cost during the time that both spouses are concurrently enrolled at the same level of studies. Please look at these documents regarding the application and further information for this grant.

Partnership Program

The Partnership Program is designed to equip you for Kingdom work while relieving you of the burden of educational debt. The program provides a number of co-curricular activities and resources in biblical stewardship and personal financial planning, as well as a Full Tuition Scholarship. Click here for more information.

Please keep in mind strict Partnership Program application deadlines as you also seek admission to the Doctor of Ministry program.

Partnership Program Application Deadline September 15, 2018  January 15, 2019 April 15, 2019
Doctor of Ministry Cohorts Global Christianity & Development Leadership in a Changing Church Context Liderazgo Pastoral
  Pastoral Theology in Practice (February cohort) Preaching: From the Study to the Pulpit Gospel in Korean Culture
    Pastoral Theology in Practice (July cohort) Redemptive Ministry
    Bible Translation Gospel in Chinese Culture


You can reach the Partnership Program Director at partnership@gcts.edu or 978-646-4027. 

Outside Sources of Funding

More information on outside sources of funding can be found here: Funding-from-Other-Sources.cfm.

American Baptist Church International Student Scholarship

If you are a member of the ABC and from an ethnic group whose first language is other than English and you are in or preparing for ministry in the United States with that ethnic group, you may want to check out the International Baptist Seminary Scholarship Fund.

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

If you are on staff with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), they annually provide a full tuition scholarship for one qualifying staff member to pursue their Doctor of Ministry degree through Gordon-Conwell. Please look at these documents regarding the application and further information.

Pioneers

If you are full-time staff with Pioneers, and meet their qualifying criteria, you may receive up to a 50% tuition discount for Doctor of Ministry studies through Gordon-Conwell. Interested students must contact their supervisor and/or HR office at Pioneers in order to confirm eligibility and request a Pioneers discount form.

Loans

If you have no church or para-church organization backing you and you need an outside source of funding, private banks or organizations may be able to assist you with continuing education loans. You may want to check out The Fund for Theological Education or Student Lending Analytics. Another web site that may provide helpful information is Student Aid on the Web. You may find information on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.


*Tuition for qualified Military Chaplains, Arrow Leadership graduates, and Th.M. in Preaching graduates approved to Advanced Standing is less, being billed for eight quarters over two years.

** Updated 7/10/2018.


Want to know more about the Doctor of Ministry application process? Call our Admissions Manager at (978) 646-4163 or click here to submit an on-line request.

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Pastoral Theology in Practice (July cohort)