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The Master’s University and Seminary Overview

The Master's University and Seminary is a private not-for-profit institution located in Santa Clarita, California. The Master's University is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is The Master’s University and Seminary Known For?

270 Undergraduate Awards
$35,036 Avg Cost After Aid
60% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at The Master's University is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at The Master's University is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2019-2020 academic year, 33% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, The Master's University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $49,159 a year. That's about 20% more than their peers at other schools.

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The Master’s University and Seminary Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

The Master's University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#36 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at The Master's University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Value Pastoral Specialized Ministries Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Theological & Ministerial Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Pastoral Specialized Ministries Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Biblical Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Theology & Religious Vocations Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Theology & Religious Vocations Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Biblical Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards The Master's University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Other Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Schools College Factual
#2 Best Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#2 Best Pastoral Studies/Counseling Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#13 Best Theology & Religious Vocations Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#20 Best Theological & Ministerial Studies Schools College Factual
#78 Best Schools Grad Degree

Where Is The Master’s University and Seminary?

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Contact details for The Master's University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91321-1200
Phone: 661-259-3540
Website: www.masters.edu
Facebook: http://www.masters.edu/extfacebook.aspx
Twitter: http://twitter.com/masterscollege

How Do I Get Into The Master’s University?

You can apply to The Master’s University online at: www.masters.edu/financial-aid/undergraduate

Admission Requirements for The Master’s University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into The Master’s University?

60% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
The Master's University has an acceptance rate of 60%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

Can I Afford The Master’s University and Seminary?

$35,036 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of The Master's University is $35,036. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At The Master's University, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $8,478 a year. That adds up to $33,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at The Master's University is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The Master’s University and Seminary Undergraduate Student Diversity

920 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,649 undergraduate students at The Master's University, with 920 being full-time and 729 being part-time.

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There are also 800 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 920 full-time undergraduates at The Master's University, 49% are male and 51% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The Master's University and Seminary students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 42
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 625
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 228

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at The Master's University and Seminary. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 42 countries are represented at The Master's University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, South Africa, and South Korea.

Online Learning at The Master’s University and Seminary

519 Took All Classes Online
519 Took At Least One Class Online
7.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 519 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at The Master's University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 76th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of The Master’s University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at The Master's University and Seminary was $28,740 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how The Master's University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Education #45 #42
Religious Education #50 #50
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries #64 #64

Online Growth Rankings of The Master’s University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The Master's University and Seminary was 7.2%. This is the #1,484 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at The Master's University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of The Master's University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 4%
Business, Management & Marketing 8%
Theology & Religious Vocations 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at The Master's University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at The Master's University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries #47
Other Education #69
Biblical Studies #77
Theology & Religious Vocations #200

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The Master’s University and Seminary Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Theological & Ministerial Studies 57 93 0 150
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 5 42 27 74
Business Administration & Management 54 13 0 67
Liberal Arts General Studies 23 0 0 23
General Biology 21 0 0 21
Health & Physical Education 21 0 0 21
Marketing 19 0 0 19
Music 15 0 0 15
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 14 0 14
Communication & Media Studies 12 0 0 12
Biblical Studies 7 4 0 11
General English Literature 8 0 0 8
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 6 0 0 6
Computer Information Systems 5 0 0 5
Religious Studies 5 0 0 5
Publishing 4 0 0 4
General Education 0 3 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 0 3
History 2 0 0 2
Arts & Media Management 2 0 0 2
Political Science & Government 1 0 0 1
Zoology 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Missionary Studies 0 0 0 0
Religious Education 0 0 0 0
Sacred Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 270 169 27 466

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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