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Application Information

The Graduate Studies department of the Master's College welcomes applications from prospective students who are able to present strong academic records and a clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ. In selecting students, the graduate admissions committee admits those for whom graduation is a reasonable expectation and who offer potential to contribute positively to the graduate studies community.

Steps to Apply

To be considered for admission into the graduate studies program, you will need to provide the following application components:

  1. Application for Graduate Admission (Online)
  2. Application fee ($50)
  3. Supplementary personal statements
  4. Official transcripts indicating the completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  5. Reference forms: academic, pastoral (or other lay-leader), and personal (forms provided with application)
  6. MABC Applicants Only: Writing sample, a 10-15 page sample of your academic work, demonstrating graduate study capability.

*Prospective students of the Teaching Credential, Online program, or Seminary programs should consult those departments for application requirements and procedures.

Application Deadlines

    Domestic     International  
    Summer Term -  March 1 December 15
Fall Term -  July 1 April 15

 

Applications may be submitted after the deadline, but we cannot guarantee that they will be given equal consideration with those submitted on time. It is preferred that residential-local students begin studies in a fall term. Because the intensive-modular courses form both the foundation and anchor for the entire distance student's experience, we require distance students to start the program in a summer term. Exceptions are regularly made to this rule for applicants with a strong background in Biblical Studies (for MABS) or Biblical Counseling (for MABC) or for applicants starting their studies with a travel-study course; in such cases, permission for distance students to begin studies in the fall or spring terms is granted. 

Application Forms

  • Main Graduate Application Form
    • Click here to complete the Main Graduate Application Form. This link will take you to our main online application, where you will need to create a user name and password. Please remember your user name and password, or you will need to create a new one and start the application over.
    • BEFORE YOU BEGIN: You may find it helpful at this point to review the following two documents, as you will be asked about both of these documents as you complete the application. 
      • The Master’s College Doctrinal Statement at www.masters.edu/doctrine, and
      • The Master’s College Student Handbook at www.masters.edu/handbook
        • Please especially read the section of the handbook entitled “Student Standards of Conduct”
        • Note: graduate students are not required to attend chapel, nor are they typically eligible for on-campus housing, so those sections of the handbook do not apply to graduate students.
    • A hard-copy application form is available from your admissions counselor upon request. 
  • Application Fee
    • If you prefer not to pay by credit card, the $50 application fee can also be submitted either in cash or check. Please make all checks out to “The Master’s College” and mail to the address listed below.
    • The application fee can be paid by credit card through our website at this link.
  • Supplemental Personal Statements Form
    • NOTE: you do not need to complete this document if you are a student from The Master’s Seminary looking to take only a small amount of MABC courses to satisfy electives for the TMS M.Div. program.
    • All other applicants (including TMS applicants who wish to complete the entire MABC or MABS program) do need to complete this form.
    • You may email your completed Supplemental Personal Statements to graduatestudies@masters.edu (be sure to clearly indicate your full nameand which program you are applying for in your email); or if you prefer, you may mail a hard copy to the address below.
  • Academic Reference Form
    • Once you have completed the top portion of this form, please give this reference form to a teacher or professor who can who can confidently and accurately respond to these questions about you. NOTE: Do not give this form to a relative.
    • Please provide your reference with a stamped envelope to be mailed to the address listed below.
  • Pastor/Church Leader Reference Form
    • Once you have completed the top portion of this form, please give this reference form to a pastor, elder, or leader in your local church who can confidently and accurately respond to these questions about you. NOTE: Do not give this form to a relative.
    • Please provide your reference with a stamped envelope to be mailed to the address listed below.
  • Personal Reference Form
    • Once you have completed the top portion of this form, please give this reference form to an individual who knows you well and can confidently andaccurately respond to these questions about you. NOTE: Do not give this form to a relative.
    • Please provide your reference with a stamped envelope to be mailed to the address listed below.
  • Academic Transcripts
    • We require that all your official transcripts from all post-high school academic institutions which you have attended (i.e. – all colleges, universities, junior colleges you have attended). Be sure to especially include your official transcript(s) which indicate(s) the completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Please have all transcripts mailed to the address listed below.
  • Graduate-Level Writing Sample (MABC Applicants Only)
    • We will also require a 10-15 page writing sample of your academic work, demonstrating graduate-level ability in research and writing skills.
    • There is no assigned topic for this writing sample - you are free to submit a paper you have already written for another class or program. However, be advised that in reviewing this writing sample, the MABC Admissions Committee will look not only for content, but also for acceptable formatting, syntax, grammar, and citation.
    • You may email your writing sample to graduatestudies@masters.edu (be sure to clearly indicate your full name and which program you are applying for in your email); or if you prefer, you may mail a hard copy to the address listed below.

Please have all official transcripts, and hard copy reference forms and your Supplemental Personal Statements and Writing Sample (only if you prefer not to email those) mailed to this address:

THE MASTER’S COLLEGE

Office of Graduate Admissions

21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Box #50

Santa Clarita, CA 91321

 Questions?  Please contact us at the following:

 TELEPHONE: 661.362.2652

WEBSITE: www.masters.edu/graduate

EMAIL: graduatestudies@masters.edu

Transfer Credits

Credits from other institutions are generally not accepted for transfer due to the unique content and nature of our programs. However, some courses from other theological institutions may transfer with minimal additional coursework. Eligibility for transfer credits is only determined through the transcript review step of the application process.

International Students

The Master's College is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Students from abroad are welcome, provided they meet the admission requirements of the College. For applicants, for whom English is a second language, a minimum score of 100 is required on the TOEFL exam in order to be considered for admission. While all classroom instruction is conducted in English, the administration, faculty and staff attempt to be sensitive to the needs of our international students. As foreign students' legal needs are different from those of U.S. citizens, there are additional requirements. Foreign students are urged to contact the Office of International Student Advancement to obtain the appropriate information.

Contact Information:

The Master's College
Office of Graduate Studies, Box #50
21726 Placerita Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Jay Street
Graduate Studies Admissions Coordinator
graduatestudies@masters.edu
P: 661.362.2652; 800.568.6248 x2652 

F: 661.362.2712