Costa Rica

Bachelor‘s and Master’s Degrees Available

Advance your skill and knowledge through unique classes, theology and ministry training, and world-class instruction. Our Spirit-filled instructors are selected for their educational expertise, sound biblical theology, concern for students, and years of proven ministry experience. SUM is accredited through WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), a member agency of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE). Our commitment is to help students graduate within 3 years, with a ministry placement, and little to no college debt.

Your degree from SUM:

  1. Prepares you for vocational ministry as pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and teachers.
  2. Offers a specialization in biblical interpretation and theology with a view toward social transformation.
  3. Strengthens your biblical foundation and spiritual formation process.
  4. Fosters academic excellence, spiritual fervor, passion for reaching the lost and equipping the church.
  5. Provides mentoring to mature emotionally, mentally, spiritually and vocationally.
  6. Prepares you for relevant and biblically authentic ministry leadership in diverse cultures and settings.
  7. Prepares you to work collaboratively as part of a leadership structure.
  8. Develops a desire in you for lifelong learning.

2020-21 Schedule of Charges

ItemCostCosta Rica
Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Term (Block Discount)CRC 217,000
Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Year (Block Discount) – for 3 termsCRC 651,000
Part-Time BATM Tuition (less than 10 Credits)Per Credit HourCRC 21,700
MDiv TuitionPer Term (full-time of 9 credits)CRC 217,000
MDiv TuitionPer Credit HourCRC 24,111.11
Audit ClassPer Credit HourCRC 10,850
Textbooks (prices may vary)Per TermCRC 18,450
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearCRC 43,400

Full Time Status

DegreeFull-Time Credits
Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Ministry10
Master of Divinity9


Application Fee
(currently waived)
One-TimeCRC 4,340
Registration FeePer TermCRC 5,425
Late Registration FeePer TermCRC 10,850
Online Course FeePer CourseCRC 4,340
Technology FeePer TermCRC 18,450
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearCRC 37,980
Online Library FeeAnnualCRC 19,530
Online Library FeePer TermCRC 6,510
Directed Research FeePer Credit HourCRC 18,450
Graduation FeeOne-TimeCRC 10,850
Transcript FeePer InstitutionCRC 4,340

Typical Expenses Per Term

Unless otherwise stated, all costs are per trimester. Prices listed here are subject to change and apply to only those who have their primary residence based in Costa Rica.

Page Last Updated: August 17, 2021

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