St. Mary's Seminary & University

Tuition & Fees

St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute offers the best value in theological education in the region. With modest tuition, generous scholarships and a deferred payment option, most students find their education here as affordable as it is enriching.

Master’s Level Tuition for 2022-2023

All tuition and fees listed here are for 2022-2023 and are subject to change. Current figures are listed each term in the course brochure.

Credit Students
per 3-credit course
$1,278 / course
per 1-credit course
$426 / course
Audit Students
per 3-credit course
$474 / course
per 3-credit course, St. Mary’s alums $330 / course
(No fees required.)
Companion Fee
$120 / course
Independent Study
$1,917 / course
M.A. thesis per term (3 credits of independent study; two terms of registration required)
$1,917 / term
M.A. thesis continuance (per term excluding summers)
$400 / term


Master’s Level Fees (non-refundable) for 2022-2023

Application fee (one-time)
Registration fee per term
Student services fee per term
Late registration fee
Late payment fee
$30 / occurrence
Returned check fee
$25 / occurrence
Graduation fee $150
Transcript fee $5 / transcript


Doctoral Level Tuition and Fees for 2023-2024

Application fee (one-time)
Course tuition $551 per credit
Student Services fee $85/course
Annual/Completion fee (years 1-4) $250/year
Continuation fee

$500 (5th year)

$1,000 (6th year)

$2,000 (7th year)

Late registration fee $90
Late payment fee
$30 / occurrence
Returned check fee $25 / occurrence