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

ItemCostUnited Arab Emirates
Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Term (Block Discount)AED 3300 (USD 898.42)
Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Year (Block Discount) – for 3 termsAED 6600
Part-Time BATM Tuition (less than 10 Credits)Per Credit HourAED 330
MDiv TuitionPer Term (full-time of 9 credits)AED 3300
(USD 898.42)
MDiv TuitionPer Credit HourAED 366.67
Audit ClassPer Credit HourAED 150
Textbooks (prices may vary)Per TermAED 265 (USD 72.15)
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearAED 665 (USD 181.05)

Full Time Status

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


Application Fee
(currently waived)
One-TimeAED 50 (USD 13.61)
Registration FeePer TermAED 85 (USD 23.14)
Late Registration FeePer TermAED 185 (USD 50.37)
Online Course FeePer CourseAED 70 (USD 19.06)
Technology FeePer TermAED 265 (USD 72.15)
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearAED 530 (USD 144.29)
Online Library FeeAnnualAED 265 (USD 72.15)
Online Library FeePer TermAED 85 (USD 23.14)
Directed Research FeePer Credit HourAED 265 (USD 72.15)
Graduation FeeOne-TimeAED 185 (USD 50.37)
Transcript FeePer InstitutionAED 70 (USD 19.06)

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 United Arab Emirates.

Page Last Updated: August 17, 2021

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