M.Div./MATS Scholarships, Tuition & Fees


Earning a Master’s degree at Beeson is very affordable. Beeson offers a very competitive and affordable tuition to students. When compared with peer institutions, tuition and fees for the Beeson M.Div. are 14.7% less. Average tuition at 10 peer institutions* in 2019-20 was $18,507, compared with $15,790 at Beeson Divinity School.

*Peer institutions include: Asbury Theological Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary, Denver Seminary, Duke Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry and George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Tuition data derived from 2019-20 Annual Data Table, the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.


All Full-time Master’s Level Students Receive a Scholarship

In addition to our affordable rate, 100% of our full-time Master’s level Beeson students receive a scholarship, which makes the cost of a Beeson education even more affordable. We offer three tiers of scholarships, which are awarded based on a student’s admission application. The following shows actual per semester cost after each scholarship tier is applied.

Beeson Tuition Scholarship
Tuition $8,001
Scholarship -$1,500
Actual Semester Tuition Cost $6,501
John Wesley Beeson Scholarship
Tuition $8,001
Scholarship -$2,750
Actual Semester Tuition Cost $5,251
Dean’s Scholarship
Tuition $8,001
Scholarship -$5,000
Actual Semester Tuition Cost $3,001

*Full-time enrollment is 9-12 credit hours (M.Div.) and 9-13 credit hours (M.A.T.S.). The tuition rate for students taking fewer than 9 credit hours is $761 per credit hour. Students taking more than 12 credit hours (M.Div.) or 13 credit hours (M.A.T.S.) are charged $761 for each credit hour above those limits. Dean’s Scholarships are available to M.Div. students only.


University fee per semester is $320. Univeristy fee for a Jan or summer term is $200. Vehicle registration fee per semester is $30.


Following the acceptance of a student, Beeson asks for a non-refundable $200 deposit as confirmation of your intention to enroll for the coming semester. The deposit will be applied toward your student account upon enrollment.

Financial Aid

Current and prospective divinity students are highly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility for need-based aid programs such as federal work-study jobs and federal student loans.

Processing time for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is up to four weeks. The FAFSA report is necessary for all student loan programs available through Samford University.

If you have questions, please contact David Dockery at 205-726-2905.

D.Min. Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fee Table
Charge Amount
Application fee (non-refundable) *
Enrollment confirmation deposit *
Per credit rate for 2020-21 $494
University Fee $320 per fall/spring term
University Fee   $200 per Jan/summer term
Proofreading fee (one time) $400
Continuation fee for each semester beyond seven semesters $1000

*The D.Min. program is closed and is no longer accepting new applicants.

Students are responsible for all expenses incurred for travel, lodging and meals, as well as for textbooks and other course materials.

Student loans are available through the Samford University's Office of Financial Aid, but no scholarships are available.