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.

    • “One rarely encounters a group that is so open to learn and thirsty for any information that one can offer. The discourse of the seminar discussion was on a high level offering the opportunity to learn from each other as well as from the professor—just as it should be. I am rarely given this much time to share these ideas and process them in such depth. Thanks for this opportunity, IWS alums and friends.”

      Dr. C. Michael Hawn, University Distinguished Professor of Church Music and Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program, SMU Perkins School of Theology
       

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: $3,708.00 per semester
Tuition, Doctor of Worship Studies: $464.00 per credit hour

Technology & Library Resources fee: $205.00 for each semester a student is enrolled, to partially offset costs associated with maintaining a hybrid campus and digital library resources.

Meals fee: $260.00 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: $50.00 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 $205.00
Meals Fee $260.00
MWS Block Tuition (MWS 501, BIB 501A, BIB 501B, WR 501) $3,708.00
Subtotal $4,223.00
Second Session: MWS 502
Technology & Library Resources Fee $205.00
Meals Fee $260.00
MWS Block Tuition (MWS 502) $3,708.00
Subtotal $4,173.00
Third Session: MWS 503
Technology & Library Resources Fee $205.00
Meals Fee $260.00
MWS Block Tuition (MWS 503, MWS 601 Part 1) $3,708.00
Subtotal $4,173.00
Fourth Session: MWS 504
Technology & Library Resources Fee $205.00
Meals Fee $260.00
MWS Block Tuition (MWS 504, MWS 601 Part 2) $3,708.00
Subtotal $4,173.00
MWS Program Total $16,742.00
Doctor of Worship Studies
First Session: DWS 701
New Student Orientation Fee $50.00
Technology & Library Resources Fee $205.00
Meals Fee $260.00
DWS 701 Tuition (6 credit hours) $2,784.00
Subtotal $3,299.00
Second Session: DWS 702
Technology & Library Resources Fee $205.00
Meals Fee $260.00
DWS 702 Tuition (6 credit hours) $2,784.00
DWS 702-P Tuition (0.5 credit hours) $232.00
Subtotal $3,481.00
Third Session: DWS 703
Technology & Library Resources Fee $205.00
Meals Fee $260.00
DWS 703 Tuition (6 credit hours) $2,784.00
DWS 703-P Tuition (0.5 credit hours) $232.00
Subtotal $3,481.00
Fourth Session: DWS 704
Technology & Library Resources Fee $205.00
Meals Fee $260.00
DWS 704 Tuition (6 credit hours) $2,784.00
DWS 704-P Tuition (1 credit hour) $464.00
Subtotal $3,713.00
Fifth Session: DWS 801
Technology & Library Resources Fee $205.00
Meals Fee $260.00
DWS 801 Tuition (8 credit hours) $3,712.00
Subtotal $4,177.00
DWS Program Total $18,151.00