Christian Education, Children's Ministry, and Older Adult Ministry

Tuition and Registration


TUITION Christian Education, Children's Ministry, and Older Adult Ministry  

  Professional Certification Para-Professional Certification **Professional Dual Certification **Para-professional Dual Certification
Tuition $1,100 $800 $1,100 $800
Fee $166 $166 $181 $181
GBHEM Scholarship $(400)* n/a $(400 n/a
Total Cost $866 $966 $881 $981

**For those seeking certification in more than one area of specialty.

* For persons seeking United Methodist Certification with graduate credit (Professional Track), the UMC General Board of Higher Education and Ministry provides this scholarship for students upon successful completion of the course. Payment is made directly to Perkins. More information is available at

Complete standards and requirements are available from the Board's Section of Deacons and Diaconal Ministry.


On-Campus Dorm Housing (Christian Ed and Older Adults)         
Check-in June 20     Double       Single 
Check-out June 27   $230   $330 


On-Campus Dorm Housing (Children's Ministry)
Check-in June 18 Double Single
Check-out June 27 $295 $420

Dorm housing requests must be made by May 19 and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations canceled after May 19 are subject to a substantial penalty.

Residence halls are equipped with bedsheets, pillow, blanket, towels, and washcloths. Fresh towels and washcloths are provided after the 7th night. It is recommended you bring extra towels and washcloths. Dorm check-in information will be provided at a later time.

REGISTRATION – Registration closes May 19

Register by the following methods:
1. Online registration
2. Download registration form
3. Call 214.768.2251

If you are registering as a UM PROFESSIONAL track student, you are not officially registered until a course request form is completed and received no later than May 19 in the Office of Advanced Ministerial Studies. It can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the following:
Office of Advanced Ministerial Studies
PO Box 750133
Dallas, TX 75275-0133
Fax: 214.768.2117 

Download Course Request Form

Payment for all summer tuition, fees and housing is due in full by May 19.
Refunds for cancellations received in writing by May 19 will be granted, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received after May 19 are subject to full billing.