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THE MASTER'S UNIVERSITY - [TMU], SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA

Santa Clarita, CaliforniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1927Established Year
  1946Enrollment

The Master's University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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The Master’s University, established in 1927, has been preparing its students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, moral correctness and intellectual growth and contribution since its inception. TMU offers more than 175 bachelor’s, master’s, credential and certificate courses to its 2600+ students. The school has moderately selective admission policies with an acceptance rate of around 66%. Programs at the Master's University are available in a number of disciplines including biblical studies, liberal arts, biological and physical sciences, classical liberal arts, bible studies, business programs, etc.

The Master’s University Rankings

The institute is ranked at the following positions by different ranking surveys:

  • 51st by US News in the list of Regional Universities (West; 2020) 
  • 12th by US News in the list of Best Value Schools (2020) 
  • 14th out of 172 by Niche in the list of Best Colleges for Religious Studies in America (2020)
  • 501-600 th by THE Ranking in the list of US College Rankings (2018)

Highlights

Established1927
University TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Acceptance Rate67%
Number of schools8
Intake SeasonsSpring and Fall
Retention Rate85%
Campus HousingAvailable in the form of dorms
Financial AidAvailable through scholarships, grants, loans, etc.
Work-study ProgrammeAvailable
Mode of ProgrammeFull-time, Part-time and Online
English Proficiency tests acceptedTOEFL and IELTS
International Admissions Helpdesk661-713-5257
lfowler@masters.edu
Official Websitemasters.edu

The Master’s University Campus

  • The 95-acre campus in Southern California is close to the beaches, mountains and desert and Los Angeles.
  • Santa Clarita is one of California's safest cities and combines a small-town feel with a big city experience and opportunities.
  • The university offers ministry and global outreach opportunities and events such as ENGAGE week, Global Outreach GO! teams, missions week, etc.
  • The Office of Student Advancement provides services for multicultural, international, and military students.
  • The campus of TMU also has a fitness centre, health services, testing and proctoring services, conference services, libraries and academic resource centre.
  • Many campus activities/events are held throughout the year such as Fall Thing, Monte’s, the Blends, Disney Week, etc.
  • Dorm/Wing events such as Beach Days, Ritz Blitz, Dorm Luau, Pancake Saturdays, Friendsgiving, etc are also held.

The Master’s University Residence

  • On-campus housing is available at the Master’s University. There are seven dorms for students to live in.
  • Furnishings provided in the dorm rooms include beds with mattresses, wardrobes, dressers, desks, chairs, carpeting, etc.
  • Each dorm has coin-operated/credit card equipped machines.
  • Rooms mostly accommodate 2 people. Some accommodate 4-6 people per room.
  • The university places students in the dorms in a manner that ensures each of them is a good mix of different ages, interests, and majors.
  • The campus is within three miles of Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Target.
  • Students can apply for off-campus housing only if they are married/an academic senior/minimum of 22 years old/live with parents.

The Master’s University Programs

  • Programs at The Master's University are offered through TMU’s eight academic schools.
  • Over 175 bachelor’s, master’s, credential/certificate, full-time, part-time and online courses.
  • There are 16 majors and 60+ courses at bachelor’s level of studies.
  • The Master’s University has four master’s programmes available on-campus, hybrid and online.
  • TMU also offers online 8-week accelerated courses.
  • Single/multiple subject teaching credential programmes are also offered.
  • The high-school Dual Enrollment programme allows one to take Bible and General Education courses.
  • The university offers study abroad options as well such as the 15-week Israel-Bible Extension Programme.

The Master’s University Application Process

In the Fall of 2018, 1,399 students enrolled for undergraduate studies while 621 students enrolled for graduate studies. Many international students apply for admission at the Master’s University each year.

  • Application Portal: Online; Application link mentioned on the website.
  • Application Fee: 40 USD (waived during Early Action)
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall 2020- July 1
    • Fall 2021- November 1 (Early Application)
    • Financial Aid Priority- March 2
  • Supporting Documents
    • Personal statements
    • Pastor Recommendation
    • Official transcripts reflecting the completion of secondary school/college/university education/equivalent.
    • List of courses taken, grading scale used, and grades obtained.
    • Evaluated transcripts by credential evaluation services
    • English Proficiency test scores (TOEFL/IELTS)
    • SAT/ACT/CLT test scores
    • Statement of Faith
    • Testimony of faith in Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior (if applicable)
    • Other documents required for specific graduate programmes
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for undergraduate admissions.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for graduate admissions.
  • The acceptance rate is 66%. The overall graduation rate is 70%.

The Master’s University Cost of Attendance

Type of CostExpense/semester (in USD)
Undergraduate (12-18 units)13,975
Undergraduate (below 12 units)1,175/unit
Undergraduate (above 18 units)440/unit
Master of Arts (tuition/unit)435
Dorm3,250
20 meals/week2,675
14 meals/week2,500
10 meals/week2,350
  • A 200 USD Tuition Deposit is required of all new students.
  • Cost for books each semester ranges from 200 to 400 USD.
  • The cost of mandatory health insurance is 1,100 USD/semester.
  • Other types of fees include student services fee, technology fee, graduation fee, course-specific fees, etc.

The Master’s University Financial Aid

  • For international students, funding is available to study in the US through government grants, loans, scholarships, work-study programmes, etc.
  • 7.2 USD million in institutional aid awarded to the students annually.
  • 10 types of scholarships are available for all kinds of students and needs.
  • Some types are need-based grants, athletics scholarships, music scholarships and donor scholarships among others.
  • Graduate students can avail the unsubsidised Stafford loans or one of the 3 scholarships they are eligible for.
  • In 2019, personalized financial aid options allowed 67% of students to graduate with less than 20,000 USD in loan debt. Many were also able to graduate with zero debt.
  • 98% of on-campus students receive financial assistance.
  • Some of the other scholarships available are
    • President's Scholarship (14,000 USD)
    • Distinguished and Honors (up to 5,500 USD)
    • Various departmental scholarships.

The Master’s University Alumni Network

Notable alumni of the university include:

  • Conner Menez- Baseball pitcher
  • Jay Underwood- Actor
  • Marc Alan Lee- United States Navy SEAL
  • James Noel- Basketball player
  • Francis Chan- Author

The Master’s University Placement Services and Report

  • The Master’s University Student Career Centre helps students and alumni with their career/job concerns.
  • It provides services like career counseling, reviewing/help with resume and cover letters, interview coaching, professional networking, etc.
  • All available student jobs and internships are posted on Handshake. Students can apply online by submitting their application, resume and cover letter.
  • TMU partners with many organizations, companies, industries and individuals to create employment opportunities.
  • The median earnings of a TMU graduate 6 years after graduation is 41,700 USD/year. It is 35,500 USD/year, 2 years after graduation.
  • 89% of TMU graduates are employed within 2 years of graduation.
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The Master's University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2326
FAFSA Code001220
Application Cost$40
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$24,950 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score113510301240 62%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580520640-
Mathematics555510600-
ACTCheck Detailed Score222023 40%
English211923-
Mathematics201624-

The Master's University Acceptance Rate

65.8%

Acceptance Rate

617

Total Applicants

2326

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

62.3%

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37.7%

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Undergraduate Program65.8%
Total Applicants2358
Total Enrolled1551
Graduate
Graduate Programs65.8%
Total Applicants1178
Total Enrolled775

The Master's University Enrollment

Enrollment
The Master's University Enrollment2326
Undergraduate Enrollment1551
Graduate Enrollment775
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate64.5%

Attendance Cost

$24,950

Attendance Cost

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Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$24,950 / Year
Post Graduate Program$13,050 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,792 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,550 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,404 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,294 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,006 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,178 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,276 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
441611463270-
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