Providing a quality education at an affordable price is extremely important to the Institute for Worship Studies. Our per-credit tuition is based primarily on the budget needed to form servant leaders in Christian worship renewal—not what other schools are charging for their programs.

    • “There are so many memories that keep resonating from my recent time teaching alumni from the Institute for Worship Studies. I have spoken at and attended many conferences, but never have I encountered better singing (especially in harmony) or more ‘joy of the Lord’ than from the IWS community. I also was impressed with how the faculty and staff of IWS are recovering an ancient definition of ‘liturgy’ as ‘the elder sibling of drama.’ Thanks to all my faculty colleagues and students at IWS.”

      Dr. Leonard Sweet, Professor at Drew Theological School at Drew University and at George Fox University
       

IWS offers several financial aid programs for those who qualify, including GI Bill and Tuition Assistance programs for eligible military personnel and veterans. Once a prospective student has been admitted to a degree program, an application can be made for financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

Effective for the June 2019 session, here are the current tuition and fees.

Block Tuition, Master of Worship Studies: $3,465.00 per semester
Tuition, Doctor of Worship Studies: $425.00 per credit hour

Campus Usage fee: $155 for each semester a student is on campus, used to offset the cost of allocating resources for a temporary physical campus.

Meals fee: $216 covers all meals during the on-campus intensive, beginning with breakfast on Thursday and running through lunch on the concluding Wednesday. No meal service is offered Saturday night or any time on Sunday. Students and Faculty eat all other meals together in the Refectory.

New Student Orientation and Resources fee: $155 each time a student participates in Orientation. This fee covers the materials and services provided at Orientation and also gives each new student access to the Institute’s growing collection of digital and physical library resources.

Other: The Academic Catalog contains additional information on various fees for Incompletes, Extensions, Continuations, Graduation, etc.

Estimated Cost to Attend

Here are estimates for the cost of the Master of Worship Studies and Doctor of Worship Studies programs, based on current tuition rates and fees.

Master of Worship Studies
First Session: MWS 501, BIB 501A, BIB 501B, WR 501
New Student Orientation Fee $155.00
Campus Usage Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $216.00
MWS Block Tuition (MWS 501, BIB 501A, BIB 501B, WR 501) $3,465.00
Subtotal $3,991.00
Second Session: MWS 502
Campus Usage Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $216.00
MWS Block Tuition (MWS 502) $3,465.00
Subtotal $3,836.00
Third Session: MWS 503
Campus Usage Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $216.00
MWS Block Tuition (MWS 503, MWS 601 Part 1) $3,465.00
Subtotal $3,836.00
Fourth Session: MWS 504
Campus Usage Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $216.00
MWS Block Tuition (MWS 504, MWS 601 Part 2) $3,465.00
Subtotal $3,836.00
MWS Program Total $15,499.00
Doctor of Worship Studies
First Session: DWS 701
New Student Orientation Fee $155.00
Campus Usage Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $216.00
DWS 701 Tuition (6 credit hours) $2,550.00
Subtotal $3,076.00
Second Session: DWS 702
Campus Usage Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $216.00
DWS 702 Tuition (6 credit hours) $2,550.00
DWS 702-P Tuition (0.5 credit hours) $212.50
Subtotal $3,133.50
Third Session: DWS 703
Campus Usage Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $216.00
DWS 703 Tuition (6 credit hours) $2,550.00
DWS 703-P Tuition (0.5 credit hours) $212.50
Subtotal $3,133.50
Fourth Session: DWS 704
Campus Usage Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $216.00
DWS 704 Tuition (6 credit hours) $2,550.00
DWS 704-P Tuition (1 credit hour) $425.00
Subtotal $3,346.00
Fifth Session: DWS 801
Campus Usage Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $216.00
DWS 801 Tuition (8 credit hours) $3,400.00
Subtotal $3,771.00
DWS Program Total $16,460.00