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

ItemCostNew Zealand
Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Term (Block Discount)NZD 1300
(USD 800.14)
Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Year (Block Discount) – for 3 termsNZD 3900
(USD 2400.43)
Part-Time BATM Tuition (less than 10 Credits)Per Credit HourNZD 130
(USD 80)
MDiv TuitionPer Term (full-time of 9 credits)NZD 1300
(USD 800.14)
MDiv TuitionPer Credit HourNZD 144.44
(USD 88.90)
Audit ClassPer Credit HourNZD 60 (USD 36.93)
Textbooks (prices may vary)Per TermNZD 110 (USD 67.70)
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearNZD 265 (USD 163.11)

Full Time Status

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


Application Fee
(currently waived)
One-TimeNZD 25 (USD 15.39)
Registration FeePer TermNZD 30 (USD 18.46)
Late Registration FeePer TermNZD 65 (USD 40)
Online Course FeePer CourseNZD 25 (USD 15.39)
Technology FeePer TermNZD 110 (USD 67.70)
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearNZD 225 (USD 138.49)
Online Library FeeAnnualNZD 105 (USD 64.63)
Online Library FeePer TermNZD 35 (USD 21.54)
Directed Research FeePer Credit HourNZD 110 (USD 67.70)
Graduation FeeOne-TimeNZD 65 (USD 40)
Transcript FeePer InstitutionNZD 25 (USD 15.39)

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 New Zealand.

Page Last Updated: August 17, 2021

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