A Candler education is an investment that pays off, with (among other perks) access to Emory University, a top-20 research institution.

Cost of Attendance

It’s hard to put a dollar value on the Candler experience. As part of a top-tier research university, Candler is home to many of the world’s leading theological scholars. That same university and our location in Atlanta give you access to deep resources, rich learning opportunities, and global partners. We’ve got a thriving spiritual life and an engaged community of students, faculty, and staff who are committed to God, each other, and the positive transformation of the world. These are the people, ideas and experiences that will shape your ministry. You won’t find that unique brand of Candler “realness” anywhere else.

We understand that cost is a major factor in deciding where you go to school, so consider us your partners in finding ways to finance your seminary education. From offering Candler scholarships (no additional application necessary!) and opportunities for student employment to helping you identify outside sources of funding, we’re committed to making seminary affordable, so you can follow your vocational calling, not the money.

2017-2018 Tuition and Fees

The costs outlined below are for full-time (12 or more credits per semester) students enrolled in the MDiv, MTS, MRL, MRPL, and ThM degrees** for the nine-month academic year, based on a standard student budget established by Emory University’s Office of Financial Aid.

Tuition

$22,500

Fees*

$616

*An additional one-time transcript fee of $70 and a one-time incoming student enrollment fee of $50 are assessed in the first semester of enrollment.

The part-time tuition charge is $1,023 per credit hour; all fees apply. In order to qualify for financial aid, you must enroll for a minimum of six credits per semester.

**Additional costs apply for dual degrees.

Other Estimated Expenses

The following expenses are based on estimates and may vary based on student choice and circumstances.

Books and Supplies

$1,200

Living Expenses

$17,972

Parking (if applicable)

$672

Loan Fees (if applicable)

$17,972

Health Insurance

All degree-seeking students, international students, and exchange students are required to have health insurance. Emory Health Insurance is available for approximately $3,164/year. If you choose to use another health insurance plan, you will need to submit a waiver each year of your program.

Tuition for the three-year Doctor of Ministry program is $10,000 per year. Each student receives a $3,000 per year scholarship to reduce the cost of tuition to $7,000 per year. Annual mandatory fees are approximately $616. An additional one-time transcript fee of $70 and a one-time incoming student enrollment fee of $50 are assessed in the first semester of enrollment.

Other Estimated Expenses

Other estimated expenses include books and supplies, living expenses, travel/parking, and loan fees (if applicable). Books and supplies, including software, are estimated at $600 per year. Other expenses, such as living and travel, will vary based on student choice and circumstances. Four visits to the Emory University campus are required during the three-year instruction period. The total for these estimated expenses (including books) is $18,802, as established by Emory University’s Office of Financial Aid for the degree cost of attendance budget.

Health Insurance

All degree-seeking students, international students, and exchange students are required to have health insurance. Emory Health Insurance is available for approximately $3,164/year. If you choose to use another health insurance plan, you will need to submit a waiver each year of your program.


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