Doctor of Ministry

2024 — 2025 Estimated Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) is the estimated total cost that a student can expect to incur while pursuing their graduate degree. The COA consists of both direct costs which are charges billed by the institution and indirect costs which are other costs students may incur during their period of enrollment.

The COA for the Doctor of Ministry program is based on full-time enrollment in the fall (6 credits) and spring (6 credits) semesters and 9 months for the period of enrollment.

Direct Costs Cost per unit Total Fall & Spring Costs
Tuition* $500 per credit** $6,000
Facility & Technology Fee $17 per credit $204

Total Estimated Annual Direct Costs


*The Board of Trustees sets the annual tuition rate each academic year which typically increases 2-3% each year.

**The Doctor of Ministry program has 33 total credits required. Additional credits may be required for pre-requisite courses.

Indirect Costs Cost per unit Total Fall & Spring Costs
Books & Supplies $66 per credit $792
Housing* $1,572 per month $14,148
Food* $517 per month $4,653
Transportation $436 per month $3,924
Personal $236 per month $2,124
Average Federal Loan Fees flat fee per year $182
Total Estimated Indirect Costs $25,823

Total Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance


The total cost of attendance includes indirect costs which will not appear on your billing statement. Students who contract with Mercer for housing or meal plans will have these costs reflected in their billing statement.

Students may receive financial aid up to the total cost of attendance each year.