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)ZMW 4,200 (USD 250.81)
Full-Time BATM Tuition (10.00 – 16.34 Credits)Per Year (Block Discount) – for 3 termsZMW 12,600
Part-Time BATM Tuition (less than 10 Credits)Per Credit HourZMW 4,200
MDiv TuitionPer Term (full-time of 9 credits)ZMW 4,200
MDiv TuitionPer Credit HourZMW 466.67
Audit ClassPer Credit HourZMW 210
Textbooks (prices may vary)Per TermZMW 400
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearZMW 900

Full Time Status

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


Application Fee
(currently waived)
One-TimeZMW 100
Registration FeePer TermZMW 120
Late Registration FeePer TermZMW 240
Online Course FeePer CourseZMW 100
Technology FeePer TermZMW 400
Evangelism Conference and Outreach (price may vary)Per YearZMW 800 (USD 41.5)
Online Library FeeAnnualZMW 420 (USD 21.78)
Online Library FeePer TermZMW 140 (USD 7.26)
Directed Research FeePer Credit HourZMW 400 (USD 20.75)
Graduation FeeOne-TimeZMW 240 (USD 12.45)
Transcript FeePer InstitutionZMW 100 (USD 5.20)

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 Zambia.

Page Last Updated: August 17, 2021

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