In order to be admitted to the Master of Arts program at The Master's College, the following prerequisites must be met by the applicant. The administration and faculty of the College reserve the right to withdraw the privilege of enrollment or to place a student on probation if, after enrollment, the student proves to be lacking in these qualifications.
- Testimony of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
- Demonstration of submission to the will of God and obedience to the Word of God.
- Demonstration of commitment to use their spiritual gifts within the ministry of the local church (deacon/deaconess qualified).
- Recommendations from those who have had significant contact with the applicant: Pastor's Reference, Academic Reference, Personal Reference, Church Lay-leaders Reference.
- General agreement with the doctrinal statement of The Master's College.
- The goal of the academic admission requirements is to ensure that students who enter the program are a theological match with the College's doctrinal position, and that they have the academic capability and prerequisite preparation to successfully complete and benefit from the coursework they will be required to take.
- An undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies will not be required for entrance into this program. It is highly recommended that a student's undergraduate program be strong in a liberal arts emphasis, including courses in literature, history, and philosophy. They still must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (official transcript required). They must have completed their baccalaureate program with a cumulative grade point average (CUM GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate work. While students will not be required to have completed an undergraduate major in Biblical Studies, they will be required to demonstrate a threshold level of biblical and theological knowledge in order to be admitted to the program. This requirement can be satisfied by either of the following:
- Complete 24 semester units of undergraduate coursework in biblical studies with a GPA of at least 3.0 that includes at least 6 units of New Testament (N.T.), 6 units of Old Testament (O.T.), and 6 units of Christian Theology.
- Complete a three-part comprehensive entrance examination in O.T., N.T., and Christian Theology to certify a level of theological knowledge necessary for graduate study. There is a $30 fee for the entrance exam.
- Note: Applicants who fail a section of the entrance examination (N.T., O.T., or Christian Theology) may choose to retake that section of the exam or complete 6 units of undergraduate coursework with a minimum GPA of at least 3.O in that subject area in order to be admitted to the program.