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.

2023-24 Schedule of Charges

Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Term (Block Discount)ETB 4,500
Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Year (Block Discount) – for 3 termsETB 13,500
Part-Time BATM Tuition (less than 10 Credits)Per Credit HourETB 450
MDiv TuitionPer Term (full-time of 9 credits)ETB 6,500
MDiv TuitionPer Credit HourETB 722.22
Audit ClassPer Credit HourETB 200
Textbooks (prices may vary)Per TermETB 600
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearETB 900

Full Time Status

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


Application Fee
(currently waived)
One-TimeETB 90
Registration FeePer TermETB 110
Late Registration FeePer TermETB 225
Online Course FeePer CourseETB 90
Technology FeePer TermETB 380
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearETB 775
Online Library FeeAnnualETB 405
Online Library FeePer TermETB 135
Directed Research FeePer Credit HourETB 380
Graduation FeeOne-TimeETB 225
Transcript FeePer InstitutionETB 90

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: November 30, 2023

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