You can pay your bill by credit card through the the On-Line Payment System. Returning students may pay through Populi. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and electronic checks online. Electronic check payments cost IWS the least to process of the online options (checks mailed to the office are the least costly of all payment methods).

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, Master of Worship Studies: $400.00 per credit hour
MWS Students who began prior to June 2019 will pay per credit hour; MWS Students beginning June 2019 and later will be on the MWS Block Tuition plan.

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.

Best Estimates

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
Block Tuition Plan
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