Statement of Accreditation Status
The Master's University and Seminary

21726 Placerita Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91321-1200
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited on Probation- Probation reflects the Commission's finding that the institution has serious issues of noncompliance with one or more of the Standards of Accreditation. While on Probation, the institution is subject to special scrutiny by the Commission, which may include a requirement to submit periodic prescribed reports and to receive special visits by representatives of the Commission. In addition, while on Probation, any new site or degree program initiated by the institution is regarded as a substantive change (see the Substantive Change Manual for details). The candidate or accredited status of the institution continues during the Probation period.

Accredited on Probation
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 22, 2019
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Thomas (Mitch) Hopewell Interim Provost mhopewell [at]
Board of Directors Chair Jonathan Rourke Acting Chairman of the Board rourkej [at]
Chief Academic Officer Thomas (Mitch) Hopewell Interim Provost mhopewell [at]
Chief Executive Officer John Stead Interim President jstead [at]
Chief Financial Officer Todd Kostjuk CFO and VP of Administration tkostjuk [at]
Director Institutional Research John Milton Director of Institutional Research and Assessment jmilton [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Bachelor of Theology Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Biblical Counseling Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Biblical Counseling Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Biblical Studies Masters 2016 Distance Education
Biblical Studies: Bible Exposition Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Biblical Studies: Biblical Counseling Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Biblical Studies: Biblical Languages Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Biblical Studies: Christian Education Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Biblical Studies: General Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Biblical Studies: Global Studies Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Biblical Studies: Theology Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Biblical Studies: English Bible Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Biblical Studies: General Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Biological Science: Cellular & Molecular Biology Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Biological Science: Natural History/Environmental Biology Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Biological Science: Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Biological Science: Secondary Teaching Education in Life Sciences Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Biological Science: General Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 2015 Distance Education
Business Administration: Accounting Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Business Administration: Christian Ministries Administration Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Business Administration: Finance Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Business Administration: International Business Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Business Administration: Management Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Business Administration: Management Information Systems Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Business Administration: Pre-Law Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Business Administration: Public Relations Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Business Administration: Marketing Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Christian Ministries Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Christian Ministries Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Communication: Electronic Media Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Communication: General Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Communication: Print Media Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Communication: Speech Communication Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Computer & Information Sciences: Computer Science Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Computer & Information Sciences: Information Systems Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Diploma of Theology Non-degree 1987 On-Site
Doctor of Ministry Professional Doctorate 2004 On-Site
Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical/Theological Studies Research Doctorate 2000 On-Site
English Bachelors 2000 On-Site
History Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Home Economics - Family & Consumer Sciences: General Bachelors 1987 On-Site
Kinesiology & Physical Education: Exercise & Sport Science Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Kinesiology & Physical Education: General Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Kinesiology & Physical Education: Pre-Physical Therapy Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Kinesiology & Physical Education: Teaching/Coaching Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Liberal Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Liberal Studies with Teaching Credential Bachelors 1983 On-Site
MA Education Masters 2018 Distance Education
Marketing Media Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling Masters 1996 On-Site
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies Masters 2007 On-Site
Master of Divinity Masters 1988 On-Site
Master of Theology Masters 1992 On-Site
Master's in Biblical Ministry Masters 2017 Distance Education
Mathematics: Applied Mathematics Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Mathematics: Mathematics Education Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Mathematics: Pure Mathematics Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Non-degree 1980 On-Site
Music: Composition Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Music: General Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Music: Instrumental Performance Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Music: Music and Biblical Studies Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Music: Music and Communication Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Music: Music and Student Ministries Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Music: Music Education Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Music: Piano Pedagogy Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Music: Piano Performance Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Music: Traditional Worship Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Music: Vocal Performance Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Music: Autio Technology Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Music: Modern Worship Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Music: Traditional Worship Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Organizational Management Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Organizational Management Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Political Studies: American Politics Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Political Studies: Constitutional Law Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Political Studies: Political Theory Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Single Subject Teaching Credential Non-degree 1980 On-Site
TESOL Award of Achievement Non-degree 2000 On-Site
The Master's Institute Award of Achievement Non-degree 1985 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2020 Special Visit

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