Spanish Peaks near Bozeman, Montana with snow

2018-2019 M. Div.
Scholarship Program

Offering a variety of scholarships or financial assistance opportunities to all accepted Master of Divinity students

Experiencing the most unique and vibrant ministry education. The first 60 students accepted into YTI’s Master of Divinity program receive either 12%, 50%, or 100% tuition covered based on academic achievement and financial need.*


100% Tuition


50% Tuition


12% Tuition

*Must apply before December 31, 2017 to qualify for 100% tuition scholarship.

What is covered under each scholarship?

Each scholarship covers the cost of tuition only. Annual fees and housing are not included and are expected to be covered by the student and/or other financial means.

What are the costs associated with attending YTI?


Annual Tuition

  • Seminar tracks (Texts, Faith & Life, Practicum, World Religions, Capstone)
  • Afternoon seminars


Annual Fees*

  • Library access
  • Adventure access (ski pass, equipment rental, etc.)
  • Administration



    Average - costs will vary.

$600 per year


    • Housing in the Bozeman area
    • Utilities

On-campus housing not currently available.

$300 - $2,500+ per month

The average monthly rent in 2016 for a 2-bedroom apartment in Bozeman was $1,022, according to the Prospera Business Network.


  • Per student basis

$300 - $400 per month


  • Streamline bus service


*Not covered by scholarship.

What is the criteria for being considered for a scholarship?

Every student accepted to the M.Div. degree program is considered for scholarship assistance based on GPA, recommendations, and continued academic achievement, as the awards will be reviewed annually to assess student progress. However, scholarships will only be awarded to the first 60 students accepted.

What other forms of student aid does YTI offer?

Whether you’re awarded a scholarship or not, YTI assists each student with paying for their education in a number of ways, and will direct students seeking employment toward available opportunities.

Not Your Traditional M.Div.

YTI’s Master of Divinity is for men and women called to ministry who want the challenge of a unique education. Unlike traditional M.Div. programs, YTI goes beyond its training in key biblical, theological, cultural, and practical topics/skills necessary for ministry by expanding the classroom to the community around us. With integrated seminars (instead of compartmentalized courses), YTI aims to truly prepare students to minister in our dynamic world.

YTI’s M.Div. program consists of four interrelated tracks:

Texts Track 

Historical, literary, and critical investigation of the Old and New Testaments

Faith and Life Track 

Theology, ethics, spirituality

World Religions and Culture Track 

World exposure, diversity of faith

Practicum Track 

Worship, counseling, sacraments, ordinances

First Year

  • Texts Seminar
  • Faith and Life Seminar
  • Practicum Seminar

Second Year

  • Texts Seminar
  • Faith and Life Seminar
  • World Religions and Culture Seminar

Third Year

  • World Religions and Culture Seminar
  • Practicum Seminar
  • Capstone Seminar: Comps and Thesis
Overview of Bozeman looking toward Spanish Peaks

A Vibrant Place for a Unique Education

bzn-yp-old-faithfulYellowstone Theological Institute is located in Bozeman, MT, where the opportunity for adventure is all around. Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, just north of Yellowstone National Park, YTI is part of a bustling community fueled by faith, art, and the great outdoors. In fact, Bozeman is famous for its level of outdoor recreation, from parks and rivers to countless hiking and biking trails, not to mention its beautiful (and skiable) mountain ranges!

bzn-downtownNot outdoorsy? With Montana State University just around the corner, Bozeman has a long history of premier education that’s rich in hands-on research and creativity. Plus, Bozeman is home to a local symphony, ballet, and energetic downtown. If you’re looking for a sense of community or volunteer opportunities, Bozeman and the surrounding area is host to over 400 non-profits to get involved in. No wonder the New York Post has named it among the “15 Best Places to Live in the US!”

Start Your Journey. Apply Today!

Scholarships are limited. Apply now to be considered!