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Tuition is $5,000 per module with a total program cost of $20,000 (textbooks and other fees below not included). Students will pay their tuition per module by either paying the full price for each module at the beginning of the semester or opting for a 5-month payment plan over the course of the semester.

Additional Fees

  • $50 one-time application fee
  • $500 initial deposit for enrollment (not an extra fee, but a down payment of tuition to start classes) is required upon admission before your new student account can be finalized (for more information, see Upon Acceptance on our Admissions page.
  • $600 course fee for DM600 Biblical Counseling Foundations Seminar (only for those not ACBC certified)
  • $250 supervision fee for each Applied Ministry Experience course (DM620, DM 625, DM720, DM725)
  • $500 editor’s fee for each Research & Writing course (DM645, DM650, DM745, DM750)
  • $1,000 editor’s and resource fee for DM790 Biblical Counseling Thesis Project Culmination
  • $15 library fee/semester
  • $10 parking permit (per week) for students wanting to park a car on campus for classes (see Short Term Permit)
  • $500 continuing education fee each semester for students who do not take a module (for more information, see Active Student Status on our Policies page; limitations apply)
  • $1500 program extension fee for each semester a student needs to finish the program beyond the 8 semesters allotted (for more information, see Graduation on our Policies page
  • $125 graduation fee for students planning to participate in the graduation ceremony ($25 if no participation)

*Additional travel or relocation expenses you may incur for the program


Churches are encouraged to consider assisting D.Min. students financially to cover tuition costs for the program, as students will be providing a special private ministry of the Word of God in their respective congregations.

Scholarships for the D.Min. in Biblical Counseling program are provided through the Graduate Studies department directly, not through our Financial Aid office. Scholarships are awarded semester by semester. Any active D.Min. student who wants a scholarship must apply each semester. Because scholarship funds are provided directly from our department they are limited. In this way, scholarship applications are considered on the basis of a combination of academic performance, financial need, and ministry potential. Scholarship applications are due to be submitted by the first day of the semester to which they will apply. Scholarship notifications will be provided by the beginning of the third week of the semester. Since scholarships are not guaranteed, students should plan to fund their education separately.

You can apply for the scholarship HERE. Please be advised that you must be an active D.Min. student to apply for the scholarship. Applicants are not able to apply until they are admitted into the program.

After you have completed the scholarship form, questions regarding your scholarship status for the current semester should be directed to our program director, Mark Smith at

Financial Aid

While scholarships are exclusively provided through the Office of Graduate Studies, financial aid and government loans can be sought through the Office of Financial Aid at The Master’s University (TMU). If you would like to pursue government aid or loans, you may correspond with the financial aid office (661-362-2294; They will help you pursue the best course of action for your financial situation.

To apply for financial aid in the D.Min. program, please submit a D.Min. Online Financial Aid Application here.

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