Calvary University

Category: Private offering Doctorate | State: MO

About Calvary University

Calvary University is a nondenominational institution, approved by The Higher Learning Commission and the Association for Biblical Higher Education to offer bachelor, masters and Ph.D. programs which prepare Christians to live and serve in the church and the world according to the biblical worldview. This is accomplished by providing appropriate educational curricula and a climate that fosters the development of intellectual and spiritual maturity, leadership potential, servanthood, and a sense of mission. Calvary University offers degrees in business administration, biblical counseling, Bible & Theology, ministry studies, education, intercultural studies, music, and theatre arts.

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Why attend Calvary University

Calvary University is approved by the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs for the training of veterans and is a member of the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership. Calvary University's M.Div. degree meets the academic requirements for military chaplaincy in the U. S. Armed Forces. Calvary gives credit for CLEP and/or DSST exams and gives ACE credit for military training and experience. Calvary offers a tuition rate of $250 per credit hour for undergraduate, graduate, and seminary degrees along with scholarships for military students and veterans.


Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamBusiness Administration & Management, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.


Elementary Education

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.


Secondary Education & Teaching

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the secondary grades, which may include grades seven through twelve, depending on the school system or state regulations. May include preparation to teach a comprehensive curriculum or specific subject matter.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $10,276 N/A $7,056 N/A
Fees $888 N/A $888 N/A
Room $3,900 N/A $8,191 N/A
Board $3,960 N/A $2,878 N/A
Books $794 N/A $720 N/A
Other Expenses $1,514 N/A $6,057 N/A
Totals $21,332 N/A $25,790 N/A
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Network
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • ACT or SAT test score requirements waived for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • On-campus living requirement for students at any point in their enrollment
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community