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)ETB 6500 (USD 124.50)
Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Year (Block Discount) – for 3 termsETB 19,500
Part-Time BATM Tuition (less than 10 Credits)Per Credit HourETB 650 (USD 12.45)
MDiv TuitionPer Term (full-time of 9 credits)ETB 6,500 (USD 124.50)
MDiv TuitionPer Credit HourETB 722.22 (USD 13.83)
Audit ClassPer Credit HourETB 330 (USD 6.32)
Textbooks (prices may vary)Per TermETB 555
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearETB 1340

Full Time Status

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


Application Fee
(currently waived)
One-TimeETB 130
Registration FeePer TermETB 165
Late Registration FeePer TermETB 330 (USD 6.32)
Online Course FeePer CourseETB 130
Technology FeePer TermETB 555
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearETB 1100
Online Library FeeAnnualETB 405
Online Library FeePer TermETB 135 (USD 3.05)
Directed Research FeePer Credit HourETB 555
Graduation FeeOne-TimeETB 330 (USD 6.32)
Transcript FeePer InstitutionETB 130

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 Ethiopia.

Page Last Updated: August 17, 2021

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