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The Master’s University and Seminary

21726 Placerita Canyon Road

Santa Clarita, CA 91321-1200

United States

Telephone: 661-259-3540


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Tamela Hawley

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: June 30, 2023

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. 1971

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1975

Undergraduate FTE: 1,368

Graduate FTE: 570

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. 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. Semester

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerMitch HopewellProvost and Chief Academic
Board of Directors ChairBrad ArmstrongFounder & Senior Partner, Top Tier
Chief Academic OfficerMitch HopewellProvost and Chief Academic
Chief Executive OfficerAbner
Chief Financial OfficerTodd KostjukCFO and VP of
Director Institutional ResearchJohn MiltonDirector of IR and
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00122001The Master’s SeminarySun ValleyAdditionalActive
00122000The Master’s University and SeminarySanta ClaritaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Bachelor of Arts in Audio Production and CommunicationBachelors2011On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical CounselingBachelors2016Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical StudiesBachelors2000On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical StudiesBachelors2015Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Biological SciencesBachelors1995On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration: FinanceBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration: MarketingBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration: Public RelationsBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Classical Liberal ArtsBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in CommunicationBachelors1978On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in CommunicationBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Creative Writing and PublishingBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Communication: JournalismBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in EnglishBachelors2000On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in EntrepreneurshipBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in HistoryBachelors2000On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal StudiesBachelors2000On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Marketing MediaBachelors2017On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Marketing MediaBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in MathematicsBachelors1977On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics: Pre-EngineeringBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in MusicBachelors1986On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Political StudiesBachelors2022On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Sport ManagementBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of MusicBachelors1977On-Site
Bachelor of Music PerformanceBachelors2006On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Biological SciencesBachelors1977On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationBachelors2022On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business ManagementBachelors2022Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Computer EngineeringBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Computer SciencesBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Electrical EngineeringBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of Science in GeoscienceBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Science in KinesiologyBachelors1977On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical EngineeringBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of TheologyBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of TheologyBachelors1986On-Site
Biblical StudiesMasters2016Distance Education
Biblical Studies: Christian EducationBachelors2000On-Site
Biblical Studies: TheologyBachelors1991On-Site
Business AdministrationMasters2015Distance Education
Christian MinistriesBachelors2015Distance Education
Diploma of TheologyNon-degree1987On-Site
Doctor of MinistryProfessional Doctorate2004On-Site
Doctor of Ministry in Biblical CounselingProfessional Doctorate2022On-Site
Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical/Theological StudiesResearch Doctorate2000On-Site
Maestria en Divinidad (Spanish-language Master of Divinity)Masters2022On-Site
Maestría en Divinidad (Spanish-language Master of Divinity)Masters2021Distance Education
Master of Healthcare AdministrationMasters2022Distance Education
Master of Arts in Biblical CounselingMasters1996On-Site
Master of Arts in Biblical CounselingMasters2022Distance Education
Master of Arts in Biblical StudiesMasters2007On-Site
Master of DivinityMasters1988On-Site
Master of DivinityMasters2021Distance Education
Master of Education in TeachingMasters2018Distance Education
Master of TheologyMasters1992On-Site
Master’s in Biblical MinistryMasters2017Distance Education
Masters in Biblical MinistryMasters2022On-Site
Multiple Subject Teaching CredentialNon-degree1980On-Site
Organizational ManagementBachelors2015Distance Education
Single Subject Teaching CredentialNon-degree1980On-Site
TESOL Award of AchievementNon-degree2000On-Site
The Master’s Institute Award of AchievementNon-degree1985On-Site
Women’s Ministry Certificate of AchievementNon-degree2023On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2025Offsite Review
Spring2026Accreditation Visit