Nearly all of our students receive scholarships and grants that defray the cost of tuition. The tuition rates listed below are offset by scholarships, grants, student loans, or external aid.

We award $6.66 million in institutional scholarship and grant support to 99% of our students, and our students receive approximately $1.5 million in external support to offset the cost of their tuition and expenses.

Our Office of Financial Aid is available for one-on-one counseling to help you understand all the options available for funding your education. Contact us at (919) 660-3441 or to set up an appointment.

Tuition & Required Fees

2020-2021 Tuition Rates*

   M.Div. $25,150.00
   M.T.S. $25,980.00
   M.Div / M.S.W. $32,490.00
   Th.M. $30,180.00
   Th.D. $40,820.00
   M.A. in Christian Practice




  Student Pastor  $18,900.00

* Tuition rates are estimated and subject to change

Required Fees Across All Programs

Student Health Fee $858.00
Transcript Fee $120.00
Student Life Ministry, Graduate Activity, and Divinity Government Dues


Recreational Facilities Fee $332.00

Questions about tuition rates? Contact our Office of Financial Aid.

Health Insurance

Duke Health insurance is optional, though students must show proof of existing coverage.

Student Rates

The annual cost of coverage for all eligible students for the 2020-21 plan year is $3,605.

Rates to Add Dependents

(in addition to the student premium)

Add Spouse $6,620
Add Child(ren) $3,760
Add Family $10,380
Other Estimated Expenses
Books & Supplies $1,296.00
Room ($988.00 per month) $8,900.00
Food ($519.00 per month) $4,678.00
Transportation ($200.00 per month) $1,800.00
Miscellaneous ($382.00 per month) $3,444.00
Refund Policy

Refunds of tuition and fees are governed by the following policy:

  • In the event of death, a full tuition and fees refund will be granted.
  • In all other cases of withdrawal from school, tuition will be refunded according to the following schedule:

Withdrawal before the opening of classes—a full refund; withdrawal during the first or second week—80 percent; withdrawal during the third through fifth week—60 percent; withdrawal during the sixth week—20 percent; withdrawal after the sixth week—no refund. No refund will be granted for reduction in course load after the drop-add period.

Tuition or other charges paid from grants or loans will be restored to those funds on the same pro rata basis and will be refunded to the student or carried forward.

These regulations apply to all Divinity School students—degree candidates, special students, and auditors.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations that went into effect July 1, 2011, require that Duke Divinity School’s Office of Financial Aid establish and implement a policy to measure whether students applying for and/or receiving financial aid are making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) towards a degree.

View Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (pdf)