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ETBU reduces graduate tuition rate, expands enrollment options

May 18, 2020

As East Texas Baptist University makes plans to begin the Fall 2020 semester, ETBU is striving to make quality, Christian education even more affordable and accessible amid the challenging economic times facing our country. East Texas Baptist is reducing the graduate tuition rate by 50% and expanding degree programs in order to serve and meet the increased needs for higher education in the East Texas region.

“ETBU seeks to inspire and impact students through a transformative educational experience,” ETBU President J. Blair Blackburn said. “It is our desire to make the Christ-centered education offered here on the Hill more accessible to those seeking a graduate degree, and we are hopeful that the reduced graduate tuition rate, in addition to the new master’s degree plans, will allow more professionals and bachelor’s degree graduates to earn a graduate degree for career advancement and to pursue God’s purposes for their lives.”

ETBU's new discounted tuition rate for graduate students at $366 per credit hour is an extremely competitive rate per credit hour among both the private and public school institutions of higher education across Texas. Students who choose to pursue post-baccalaureate professional degrees at ETBU can choose from one of these available graduate programs:

Master of Arts in Theological Studies*
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry*
Integrated Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (new for Fall 2020)
Integrated Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Master of Business Administration*
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Arts in Strategic Communication (new for Fall 2020)
Master of Education*
Master of Education in College and University Leadership*
Master of Education in School Counseling
Master of Science in Kinesiology*
Master of Business Administration*

*Denotes master’s degree available completely online

“Central to our mission is the education of students for service to God and humanity,” Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Thomas Sanders said. “A graduate degree is a more personal and professional step on that journey of education and service. I am thrilled that we are partnering with graduate students in the journey by making their education more affordable.”