In order to be considered for enrollment to the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (MABC) program at The Master’s University (TMU), the following eligibility requirements must be met by the applicant. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee the applicant will be accepted into the program. The administration and faculty of the university 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.
An individual must meet the following requirements to be admitted to TMU’s MABC degree program:
*No formal Bible or Biblical Counseling training is necessary. For questions regarding transfer/advanced standing of classes, see our Admissions page.
The following documents must be submitted in order to apply to The Master’s University:
*Official transcripts refer to transcripts that are (1) sent using a safe method of transference directly from the institution, such as a secure online portal or a sealed envelope through the mail, and (2) unopened and reviewed by you or anyone else. Most institutions can send transcripts using one of these two methods. See “Reach out to Your Institutions for Official Transcripts” on our Admissions page for more information.
To be admitted into the MABC program, your institutions will need to be regionally accredited. Regional accreditation denotes a type of accreditation as authorized by the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC). For your institution to be considered regionally accredited, your school must be accredited by one of the following 7 commissions governed by this council…
There are a few other accreditation commissions that qualify as regional accreditation, but they are rarer and give accreditation to special technical, vocational, and community colleges.
To see if your school is regionally accredited, you can search for your institution on the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (DAPIP) website (button below), and make sure your institution was accredited under one of the commissions above when you graduated from your institution. If the website is unclear or you are unsure, you can always reach out to your institution directly to find out their status of accreditation during the time you graduated.
See If My School’s Regionally Accredited
The Master’s University is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. If this describes you, there a few additional requirements you will need to fulfill before you can start taking classes in the MABC program…
The most important step you must take before entering the MABC program is to file for a student visa. This includes applying for an F-1 visa, filling out an I-20, and many more important steps that will give you legal grounds to take classes at our institution. Even if you plan to be a distance student, you must still come to campus during the summers for our SIP program, and therefore, still need to walk through this process. This process can take time and be quite a hassle, so please jump on this early and be patient through the process. Our International Student Office will do their best to help you walk through this.
To see the process, please click the button below…
If you have questions about the process for being admitted as an international student, please contact the International Student Office.
Applicants for whom English is a second language, must take a special exam to demonstrate your ability to read, write, and speak English adequately. You are welcome to take either a TOEFL or IELTS exam, or if you already have taken one of these exams before, you can submit documentation of either of these. A minimum score of 100 is required on the TOEFL exam and a minimum score of 7 is required on the IELTS. Your application will designate a place where you can upload or send us the results of your exam. If you have taken your undergraduate degree from an English-speaking institution, you are also exempt from having to take this exam.
For the TOEFL exam, click here…
For the IELTS exam, click here…
You can take one or both of these exams as many times as you want. We recommend you take an English refresher class to help you prepare for these exams.
While all classroom instruction is conducted in English, the administration, faculty and staff attempt to be sensitive to the needs of our international students. Please contact us if you have any questions about this requirement.
If your transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, our office can check to see if your institution has already received official approval of evaluation by our institution. Our department will be contacted automatically about this when you start an application and add your international institution to it. If our office cannot find prior evidence of evaluation for your institution, you will need to have your transcripts evaluated to make sure your institution complies with our regional accreditation. At this moment, we do not have anyone on staff at The Master’s University who is trained to evaluate international transcripts. You will need to have your transcripts evaluated through a credible U.S. based third-party agency. Evaluations from international third-party agencies will not be accepted. Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) is a good U.S. based evaluation agency you can use. If you decide to go with them, you must use their General with Grade Average service. Such a service unfortunately costs $130, but it is the cheapest evaluation service we have found that fulfills all the requirements to evaluate your transcripts for our purposes.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the M.A. in Biblical Counseling program.
The Master’s University and Seminary admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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