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Cost of Tuition and Fees

Master & Master of Arts Degree Programs
  • Admission Application Fee $45
  • Tuition $570 per credit hour (Majority of classes are 3 credit hours each)
  • Activity Fee $80 per semester
  • Technology Access Fee for Intensive Classes
    • Summer $25 per semester
    • January term – No Fee
    • Immersion Fee Varies by Course
Doctor of Ministry Program
  • Admission Application Fee $60
  • Tuition $520 per semester hour
  • Immersion Fee $85
  • Technology Access Fee $150/$75 per semester (Fall / Spring)
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counseling Certificate
  • Admission Application Fee $45
  • Tuition $570 per semester hour
  • Technology Access Fee $150 per semester
  • Admission Application Fee $15
  • Tuition $375 per course
  • Tuition – over 65 years of age $185 per course
  • Technology Access Fee $25
  • Admission Application Fee $15
  • Tuition $375 per course
  • Tuition – over 65 years of age $200 per course
  • Tuition – MTS Alumni $200 per course of up to two courses
  • Technology Access Fee $25
Add/Drop Policy

A fee of $40 will be assessed per transaction when students drop and/or add a class. Exceptions must be approved by the Dean’s Office.


We appreciate your interest in Memphis Theological Seminary.  The MTS admissions staff is committed to supporting you in your theological journey.  We are here to help you while you are discerning your call, considering degree and certificate options, and supporting you as you do ministry in the real world.  At MTS we are committed to educating and sustaining men and women for ordained and lay ministry in the church and the world through shaping and inspiring lives devoted to scholarship, piety, and justice. Please don’t hesitate to ask how we can assist you along in your journey.

Rev. Felecia LaVant

Rev. Felecia LaVant

Admissions Associate

Felecia completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology at Fisk University in 1982, and MDiv at Memphis Theological Seminary in 2014. She serves as an Associate Minister and the Director of Christian Education at Central Baptist Church, Inc. Felecia also volunteers with Manna House, a place of hospitality in the Catholic Worker Tradition. She is the proud mother of two adult daughters, Andraea and Alexandria.

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Rev. Byron Forester

Rev. Byron Forester

Admissions Associate

Byron is a graduate of Bethel University (1974) and of Memphis Theological Seminary (2007). He serves as pastor of Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Benton Co. MS and as Coordinator of Ministries for West Tennessee Presbytery. He participates and serves in several ministries to people who are unsheltered. Byron and his wife, Michelle Brown have three daughters. They live five blocks from MTS.

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