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.

    • Glenn Packiam teaching at the January 2019 seminarIWS swims in the convergence of several important streams in the Body of Christ. Holding together the Scripture, Sacrament, and Spirit, the courses and seminars offered train pastors and worship leaders to be rooted and reflective leaders. My experience teaching a seminar here introduced me to a caliber of student that knows how to blend inter-disciplinary learning with ministry praxis. Moreover, the leadership of this institution have shepherd’s hearts, caring for students and preparing them well for leadership in the local church.

      Dr. Glenn Packiam, Songwriter, Author, and Lead Pastor, New Life Downtown, Colorado Springs, CO
       

IWS offers several financial aid programs for those who qualify, including GI Bill benefits 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 January 2022 session, here are the current tuition and fees.

Block Tuition, Master of Worship Studies: $3,600.00 per semester
Tuition, Doctor of Worship Studies: $450.00 per credit hour

Technology & Library Resources fee: $155 for each semester a student is enrolled, to partially offset costs associated with maintaining a hybrid campus and digital library resources.

Meals fee: $220 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: $50 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 $50.00
Technology & Library Resources Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $220.00
MWS Block Tuition (MWS 501, BIB 501A, BIB 501B, WR 501) $3,600.00
Subtotal $4,025.00
Second Session: MWS 502
Technology & Library Resources Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $220.00
MWS Block Tuition (MWS 502) $3,600.00
Subtotal $3,975.00
Third Session: MWS 503
Technology & Library Resources Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $220.00
MWS Block Tuition (MWS 503, MWS 601 Part 1) $3,600.00
Subtotal $3,975.00
Fourth Session: MWS 504
Technology & Library Resources Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $220.00
MWS Block Tuition (MWS 504, MWS 601 Part 2) $3,600.00
Subtotal $3,975.00
MWS Program Total $15,950.00
Doctor of Worship Studies
First Session: DWS 701
New Student Orientation Fee $50.00
Technology & Library Resources Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $220.00
DWS 701 Tuition (6 credit hours) $2,700.00
Subtotal $3,125.00
Second Session: DWS 702
Technology & Library Resources Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $220.00
DWS 702 Tuition (6 credit hours) $2,700.00
DWS 702-P Tuition (0.5 credit hours) $225.00
Subtotal $3,300.00
Third Session: DWS 703
Technology & Library Resources Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $220.00
DWS 703 Tuition (6 credit hours) $2,700.00
DWS 703-P Tuition (0.5 credit hours) $225.00
Subtotal $3,300.00
Fourth Session: DWS 704
Technology & Library Resources Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $220.00
DWS 704 Tuition (6 credit hours) $2,700.00
DWS 704-P Tuition (1 credit hour) $450.00
Subtotal $3,525.00
Fifth Session: DWS 801
Technology & Library Resources Fee $155.00
Meals Fee $220.00
DWS 801 Tuition (8 credit hours) $3,600.00
Subtotal $3,975.00
DWS Program Total $17,225.00