Comprehensive inter-denominational Christian College in the liberal arts tradition. More than 55 academic programs provide excellent career preparation.Mission:
To empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God. Accreditation / Memberships:
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Association of Independent California Schools and Universities
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
National Association of Schools of Music
California Council on the Education of Teachers
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
National Association of Nouthetic Counseling
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
The Evangelical Theological SocietyRecognition: U.S. News and World Report
ranked The Master's College 2nd in "Comprehensive Baccalaureate Colleges - Western Region" in its 2008 edition of "America's Best Colleges." This marked the eighth consecutive year that TMC was listed in the top tier of the "Western Region Baccalaureate Colleges." Other rankings: 4th in the category of "Great Schools, Great Prices"; 2nd highest graduation rate of 61%; 3rd in freshmen retention rate; 3rd in academic reputation. History:
Founded in 1927 as Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary. Moved to Santa Clarita in 1961. Name changed to The Master's College in 1985. Dr. John MacArthur, internationally-known author, pastor-teacher, and host of radio's Grace to You program, named president in 1985.Students:
1251 students committed to Jesus Christ...
Total Undergraduate: 938
Minority enrollment: 21%
International Students: 10%
US states represented: 41
Countries represented: 38
Denominations represented: 21Academic Environment:
A Christian world view is taught in all courses; 6-day view of creation. General education core is a strong combination of theological and biblical studies and the liberal arts; emphasis on individual attention; majority of classes are small; student-faculty ratio is 16:1.Faculty:
All are committed to Christ. 193 total faculty members. 88% have a doctoral degree.IBEX:
The Israel Bible Extension program ("IBEX") is The Master's College extension program in Israel. The IBEX program provides a unique laboratory experience, studying the Bible in the Land of the Bible. This 15-week semester abroad program consists of 13-16 credits and is crafted to meet general education requirements. Located only seven miles outside Jerusalem, in the Judean hill country.LABEX:
Our Los Angeles Bible Extension Campus provides an opportunity for TMC students to live in the heart of Los Angeles and minister at an inner city church and to the Latino community, all while continuing to attend classes at TMC.International Study:
In cooperation with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, programs are offered in England, China, Washington D.C., Russia, Australia, Uganda, Costa Rica, and Egypt. TMC students have participated in virtually all of these.Activities:
An emphasis is placed on spiritual activities -- chapel three times a week; extensive missions opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally; student government; music ensembles; intramural sports; brother-sister dorms; variety of social activities.Intercollegiate Athletics:
Men's and women's basketball, soccer, baseball, cross-country, golf, tennis and volleyball compete in Division I of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and/or Division I of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), winning regional championships and gaining national recognition. Extensive intramural program also available.Admission:
Students committed to Christ are admitted regardless of gender, race, color, handicap, ethnic or national origin. Scores on the SAT or ACT are accepted. Transfer students are welcome and must meet same requirements as high school graduates. Financial Aid:
85 percent of students receive financial assistance through scholarships, grants, workstudy, and loans. Average award is $18,000 per year, per student. Average amount of debt a student will graduate with: $19,000. The Financial Aid Office staff is available to assist students in applying.
The Master's College makes no distinction in its admissions or financial aid policies or procedures on the grounds of age, gender, race, color, national origin or disability.The Santa Clarita ValleySix Flags California: Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park.Mountasia Family Fun Park: arcades, bumber boats, roller skating, go-cart racing, miniature golf.Valencia Town Center: regional mall with leading retailers, restaurants, and movie theatres.Heritage Junction and William S. Hart Park and Museum:
the estate of the legendary cowboy film star of the 20's.Vasquez Rocks National Park: camping, hiking, horseback trails.Castaic Lake Recreation Area: water and outdoor activities, fishing, boating, jet skiing, swimming.Santa Clarita International Family Film Festival: an annual event.Santa Clarita Ballet Company: yearly calendar of performances.A number of natural parks for picnicking, hiking, mountain biking.Hundreds of restaurants with food to suit every taste, from fast to fancy.Churches: more than 50 church families representing various denominations.Metropolitan Los AngelesGetty Museum: world-class gallery of works by internationally famous artists.Huntington Library: gallery of historic paintings and gardens.Rodeo Drive: numerous upscale shops.
Concerts: from the L.A. Philharmonic
to contemporary Christian.
Film and TV studios: Disney Studios
, Warner Brothers Studios
, Universal Studios.
Live theater: PantagesDisneylandUniversal City WalkL.A. ZooGriffith Park and ObservatoryPasadena Tournament of Roses ParadeRose BowlHollywood Bowl: open ampitheatre for concerts.
Professional Sports Teams:Anaheim Mighty Ducks, ice hockey;Anaheim Angels, baseball;Los Angeles Clippers, basketball;Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball;Los Angeles Galaxy, soccer;Los Angeles Kings, ice hockey;Los Angeles Lakers, basketball.