Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

Below you'll find the cost of tuition and fees for Candler's single degrees. Dual degree costs are additional, and financing is coordinated between the two schools (contact candleradmissions@emory.edu for details).

In addition to tuition and fees listed below, all degree-seeking students and all international and exchange students at Emory University are required to have health insurance, purchased through the university ($2,744 annually, with half-year options available) or through a comparable United States domiciled plan.

A waiver process that includes documentation of a comparable health insurance plan is required of those seeking to have the Emory Health Insurance fee waived.

The cost of full-time attendance (12 or more credits per semester) at Candler for the nine-month academic year is based on a standard student budget established by the Emory University Office of Financial Aid. Costs are detailed below for the MDiv, MTS, MARL, MARPL, ThM and ThD degrees. The costs for the DMin degree are outlined in the adjacent tab.

Tuition and Mandatory FeesCost
Tuition$19,800
Fees*
$534
Estimated Total$20,334

Note: In order to qualify for financial aid, a student must enroll for a minimum of six credits per semester.

*A one-time transcript fee of $70 is assessed in the first semester of enrollment. In addition, ThD students will be assessed a fee of $375 during each fall and spring semester in which they are enrolled in clinical supervision.

Part-time tuition charge is $895 per credit hour; all fees apply.

Other Estimated Expenses

The following anticipated expenses are based on estimates and will vary based on student choice and circumstances.

CategoryCost
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Living Expenses
$18,128
Parking (if applicable)
$670
Loan Fees (if applicable)$1,152

Tuition for the three-year Doctor of Mininstry program is $10,000 per year. Annual mandatory fees are estimated to be approximately $550. An additional one-time transcript fee of $70 is assessed in the first semester of enrollment.

Other estimated expenses include books and supplies, living expenses, travel/parking, and loan fees (if applicable). Books are estimated at $300 per year with additional software costs in the first year. Other expenses will vary based on student choice and circumstances. Four visits to the Emory University campus are required during the three-year instruction period.

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"Leadership Candler gave me the opportunity to have open and extended conversations with students, faculty and staff about spirituality and academics. This intimate perspective allowed me to envision myself as a learner at Candler, to better understand the interests and questions of the community, and ultimately to determine Candler was the right fit for developing my gifts and reaching my goals."
-Clair Carter, MDiv `15