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

ItemCostNew Zealand
Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Term (Block Discount)NZD 2,100
Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Year (Block Discount) – for 3 termsNZD 6,300
Part-Time BATM Tuition (less than 10 Credits)Per Credit HourNZD 210
MDiv TuitionPer Term (full-time of 9 credits)NZD 2,700
MDiv TuitionPer Credit HourNZD 300
Audit ClassPer Credit HourNZD 100
Textbooks (prices may vary)Per TermNZD 300
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearNZD 420

Full Time Status

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


Application Fee
(currently waived)
One-TimeNZD 30
Registration FeePer TermNZD 50
Late Registration FeePer TermNZD 105
Online Course FeePer CourseNZD 35
Technology FeePer TermNZD 140
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearNZD 280
Online Library FeeAnnualNZD 135
Online Library FeePer TermNZD 45
Directed Research FeePer Credit HourNZD 140
Graduation FeeOne-TimeNZD 105
Transcript FeePer InstitutionNZD 15

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: November 30, 2023

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