Total Program Cost*

  • The Diploma in Ministry Studies  is a a 39-credit hour non-degree program requiring a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 5 years for completion.  (total cost – $4,377 for 39 semester hours and all fees).
  • The Master of Ministry Leadership is a 52-credit hour degree requiring a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 7 years for completion.  (total cost – $11,038 for 48 billable semester hours** and all fees).
  • The Master of Divinity is a 76-credit hour degree requiring a minimum of 3 years to a maximum of 8 years for completion.  (total cost – $16,432  for 72 billable semester hours** and all fees)
  • The Doctor of Ministry is a 39-credit hour degree requiring a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of nine years for completion.  (total cost – $11,098 including all fees)

*The Board of Trustees reserves the right to increase tuition and fees. Total cost does not include books or final exam proctoring charges (selected courses master’s/doctoral programs only) or program extension charge (doctoral program only).
**Semester hours for the course “Proficiency Portfolio” (4) are not charged to the student.

Cost Per Term

  • Diploma program tuition is $110/per hour or $329/course due at course registration.
  • Master’s program tuition is $225/per hour or $899/course due at course registration.
  • Doctoral program tuition is $282/credit hour or $1692/seminar due at seminar registration.
  • Book cost and occasional assessment tool charges (estimated): $35 – $100 per course.
  • Final Exam proctoring charge is $17.50 per exam (selected courses, master’s/doctoral only)

Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis. Most courses are either 3 or 4 credit hours, depending upon the academic program. Visa, MasterCard, Discover card, or American Express can be used to pay tuition. There are no scholarship programs available at this time. Students may withdraw from the program at any time without any financial obligation.

List of Fees

The following fees are associated with being a Rockbridge Seminary student. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to increase tuition and fees.

Fee Amount
Application Fee (All Programs) $  25
Portfolio Review Fee (MML and MDIV) $150
DMin Project Continuation Fee* $150
Graduation Fee (All Programs) $100

*Fee is per term after the first year of registration when taking the R7500 Applied Research Project (Capstone) course

Refund Policy

A student has five (5) calendar days after signing an enrollment agreement to cancel enrollment and receive a full refund of all monies paid to the institution under that agreement. This refund includes the application fee. To cancel enrollment from a program of study, email academics@rockbridge.edu.

A student has until the first day courses open in the given term to drop a course and receive a full tuition refund. To drop a course a student should email academics@rockbridge.edu. Tuition will be refunded as determined by the appropriate refund schedule below for the course or seminar enrolled.

You may withdraw from your program at any time without any additional financial obligation.

8-Week Courses

Week Dropped Refund DMS MML MDIV DMIN
Before Week 1 100% $329.00 $899.00 $282.00
During Week 1 (Tue-Mon) 90% $296.10 $809.10 $253.80
During Week 2 (Tue-Mon) 80% $263.20 $719.20 $225.60
During Week 3 (Tue-Mon) 60% $197.40 $539.40 $169.20
During Week 4 (Tue-Mon) 40% $131.60 $359.60 $112.80
After Week 4 No Refund $    0.00 $    0.00 $    0.00

Sample refund calculation: You pay $899 in tuition for a master’s course. You then choose to drop the course during Week 1. You would receive a refund of $809.10 (90%). For a one-hour doctoral course, you pay $282 in tuition. You then choose to drop the course during Week 2. You would receive a refund of $225.60 (80%).

16-Week Doctoral Seminars

Week Dropped Refund Amount
Before Week 1 100% $1692.00
During Week 1 (Tue-Mon) 90% $1522.80
During Week 2 (Tue-Mon) 80% $1353.60
During Week 3 (Tue-Mon) 70% $1184.40
During Week 4 (Tue-Mon) 60% $1015.20
During Week 5 (Tue-Mon) 50% $  846.00
During Week 6 (Tue-Mon) 40% $  676.80
During Week 7 (Tue-Mon) 30% $  507.60
During Week 8 (Tue-Mon) 20% $  338.40
During Week 9 (Tue-Mon) 10% $  169.20
After Week 9 No Refund $      0.00

Sample refund calculation: Student pays $1692 in tuition for a doctoral seminar. If a student drops the seminar during week 2, the student receives a refund of $1353.60 (80%).

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The Rockbridge Promise

If you are not completely satisfied with the online seminary learning experience during your first course, Rockbridge Seminary will refund your tuition in full.

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