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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: November 06, 2020

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: 1,277

Graduate FTE: 431

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

Accreditation Liaison OfficerThomas (Mitch) HopewellProvost / Dean of
Board of Directors ChairJonathan RourkeActing Chairman of the
Chief Academic OfficerThomas (Mitch) HopewellProvost / Dean of
Chief Executive OfficerAbner ChouInterim
Chief Financial OfficerTodd KostjukCFO and VP of
Director Institutional ResearchJohn MiltonDirector of Institutional Research and
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00122001The Master’s SeminarySun ValleyAdditionalActive
00122000The Master’s University and SeminarySanta ClaritaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurial StudiesBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Computer SciencesBachelors2021On-Site
Bachelor of TheologyBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of TheologyBachelors1986On-Site
Biblical CounselingBachelors2009On-Site
Biblical CounselingBachelors2016Distance Education
Biblical StudiesMasters2016Distance Education
Biblical Studies: Bible ExpositionBachelors1991On-Site
Biblical Studies: Biblical CounselingBachelors1991On-Site
Biblical Studies: Biblical LanguagesBachelors1977On-Site
Biblical Studies: Christian EducationBachelors2000On-Site
Biblical Studies: GeneralBachelors2000On-Site
Biblical Studies: Global StudiesBachelors2008On-Site
Biblical Studies: TheologyBachelors1991On-Site
Biblical Studies: English BibleBachelors2015Distance Education
Biblical Studies: GeneralBachelors2015Distance Education
Biological Science: Cellular & Molecular BiologyBachelors1995On-Site
Biological Science: Natural History/Environmental BiologyBachelors1977On-Site
Biological Science: Pre-Medicine/Pre-DentistryBachelors1993On-Site
Biological Science: Secondary Teaching Education in Life SciencesBachelors1995On-Site
Biological Science: GeneralBachelors1977On-Site
Business AdministrationMasters2015Distance Education
Business Administration: AccountingBachelors1984On-Site
Business Administration: Christian Ministries AdministrationBachelors1992On-Site
Business Administration: FinanceBachelors1992On-Site
Business Administration: International BusinessBachelors2011On-Site
Business Administration: ManagementBachelors1977On-Site
Business Administration: Management Information SystemsBachelors1984On-Site
Business Administration: Pre-LawBachelors1993On-Site
Business Administration: Public RelationsBachelors1992On-Site
Business Administration: MarketingBachelors2011On-Site
Christian MinistriesBachelors2015Distance Education
Christian MinistriesBachelors1994On-Site
Communication: Electronic MediaBachelors1988On-Site
Communication: GeneralBachelors1978On-Site
Communication: Print MediaBachelors1988On-Site
Communication: Speech CommunicationBachelors1988On-Site
Computer & Information Sciences: Computer ScienceBachelors2000On-Site
Computer & Information Sciences: Information SystemsBachelors2000On-Site
Diploma of TheologyNon-degree1987On-Site
Doctor of MinistryProfessional Doctorate2004On-Site
Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical/Theological StudiesResearch Doctorate2000On-Site
Kinesiology & Physical Education: Exercise & Sport ScienceBachelors1998On-Site
Kinesiology & Physical Education: GeneralBachelors1977On-Site
Kinesiology & Physical Education: Pre-Physical TherapyBachelors2007On-Site
Kinesiology & Physical Education: Teaching/CoachingBachelors1994On-Site
Liberal StudiesBachelors2000On-Site
Liberal Studies with Teaching CredentialBachelors1983On-Site
MA EducationMasters2018Distance Education
Maestría en Divinidad (Spanish-language Master of Divinity)Masters2021Distance Education
Marketing MediaBachelors2017On-Site
Master of Arts in Biblical CounselingMasters1996On-Site
Master of Arts in Biblical StudiesMasters2007On-Site
Master of DivinityMasters1988On-Site
Master of DivinityMasters2021Distance Education
Master of TheologyMasters1992On-Site
Master’s in Biblical MinistryMasters2017Distance Education
Mathematics: Applied MathematicsBachelors1977On-Site
Mathematics: Mathematics EducationBachelors1995On-Site
Mathematics: Pure MathematicsBachelors2004On-Site
Multiple Subject Teaching CredentialNon-degree1980On-Site
Music: CompositionBachelors1986On-Site
Music: GeneralBachelors1977On-Site
Music: Instrumental PerformanceBachelors2006On-Site
Music: Music EducationBachelors1986On-Site
Music: Music and Biblical StudiesBachelors2008On-Site
Music: Music and CommunicationBachelors1996On-Site
Music: Music and Student MinistriesBachelors1989On-Site
Music: Piano PedagogyBachelors2008On-Site
Music: Piano PerformanceBachelors1995On-Site
Music: Traditional WorshipBachelors1986On-Site
Music: Vocal PerformanceBachelors1995On-Site
Music: Autio TechnologyBachelors2011On-Site
Music: Modern WorshipBachelors2015On-Site
Music: Traditional WorshipBachelors2015On-Site
Organizational ManagementBachelors1993On-Site
Organizational ManagementBachelors2015Distance Education
Political Studies: American PoliticsBachelors1989On-Site
Political Studies: Constitutional LawBachelors1989On-Site
Political Studies: Political TheoryBachelors1989On-Site
Single Subject Teaching CredentialNon-degree1980On-Site
TESOL Award of AchievementNon-degree2000On-Site
The Master’s Institute Award of AchievementNon-degree1985On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2023Special Visit
Fall2025Offsite Review
Spring2026Accreditation Visit