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

Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Term (Block Discount)USD 300
Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Year (Block Discount) – for 3 termsUSD 900
Part-Time BATM Tuition (less than 10 Credits)Per Credit HourUSD 30
MDiv TuitionPer Term (full-time of 9 credits)USD 300
MDiv TuitionPer Credit HourUSD 33.33
Audit ClassPer Credit HourUSD 15
Textbooks (prices may vary)Per TermUSD 23
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearUSD 60

Full Time Status

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


Application Fee
(currently waived)
One-TimeUSD 6
Registration FeePer TermUSD 8
Late Registration FeePer TermUSD 15
Online Course FeePer CourseUSD 6
Technology FeePer TermUSD 25
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearUSD 50
Online Library FeeAnnualUSD 27
Online Library FeePer TermUSD 9
Directed Research FeePer Credit HourUSD 25
Graduation FeeOne-TimeUSD 15
Transcript FeePer InstitutionUSD 6

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 Ecuador.

Page Last Updated: August 17, 2021

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