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 $10.3 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 finaid@div.duke.edu to set up an appointment.

DUKE UNIVERSITY DIVINITY SCHOOL OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

 

Tuition & Required Fees

2024-2025 Tuition Rates*

 

Degree Tuition Rates
Residential M.Div. $29,200 ($14,600 per semester)
Residential 4-year M.Div. $21,900 ($10,950 per semester)
Hybrid M.Div. $21,900 ($7,300 per term)
M.T.S. $29,200 ($14,600 per semester)
M.Div / M.S.W. $36,500 ($18,250 per semester)
Th.M. $35,000 ($17,500 per semester)
Th.D. $48,000 ($24,000 per semester)
M.A. in Christian Practice $29,200 ($9,734 per term)
D.Min. $30,600 ($10,200 per term)
Residential CTHC $21,900 ($10,950 per term)
Hybrid CTHC $19,500 ($9,750 per term)

Tuition rates are estimated based on full-time enrollment estimated and are subject to change* Please note the following:

  • Residential M.Div., M.T.S., and Th.M. students may also take classes part-time. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to inquire about part-time tuition rates.
  • Full-time residential students may take one Divinity summer course as an overload and will not be charged tuition.  
  • Students enrolled in more than one summer course will be charged the per-course tuition rate. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to inquire about financial aid options and cost to attend.

 

Required Fees Across All Residential Programs*

 

Required Fee Cost
Student Health Fee $484.00 per term
Transcript Fee $120.00
Student Life Ministry, Graduate Activity, Graduate Services, and Divinity Government Dues $54.75 per term
Recreational Facilities Fee $187.00 per term

Hybrid students are charged the one-time transcript fee and a $15 per-term Student Life Ministry fee.

*Please note the following:

  • Students enrolled for the summer term will be charged a health fee. 


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

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Health Insurance

Duke Health insurance is optional for residential students, though students must show proof of existing coverage. Hybrid students are not eligible for Duke Health insurance, but do need to show proof of existing coverage.

Student Rates

The annual cost of coverage for all eligible residential students for the 2023-2024 plan year is $3,282.

Rates to Add Dependents

(in addition to the student premium)

Add Spouse for $3,169

Add Child(ren) for $3,529

Add Family for $6,698

Other Estimated Expenses

Estimated Expense Cost
Books & Supplies $644.00
Room ($1,502.00 per month) $13,518.00
Food ($470.00 per month) $4,230.00
Transportation ($226.00 per month) $2,034.00
Miscellaneous ($474.00 per month) $4,266.00

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

Refund 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.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy from Duke University