The Master's University

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The Master's University
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Motto For Christ and Scripture
Type Private
Established 1927
Affiliation The Master's Seminary
President John F. MacArthur
Academic staff
Students 1,198
Undergraduates 952 (+154 degree completion)
Postgraduates 92 (+375 seminary)
Location Santa Clarita, California, United States
Campus Suburban (LA County)
Colors Gold and navy blue         
Athletics 12 Varsity teams
Nickname Mustangs
Affiliations Golden State Athletic Conference
Mascot Monty the Mustang

The Master's University is a non-denominational, conservative Christian liberal arts university in Santa Clarita, California, in the United States.


The college was founded in 1927.[1]:69 It was originally named Los Angeles Baptist College and Seminary. In 1961, it moved to Newhall in Santa Clarita, California.[2] In 1985, John MacArthur became the school president.[citation needed] The name was changed to The Master's College;[citation needed] in 2016 it became The Master's University.[3]

Academic profile[edit]

The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.[4]

In addition to its biblical studies program, the university offers a one-year, intensive Bible training program known as "The Master's Institute".[5]


The college teams compete in the Golden State Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.[citation needed] The college is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.[citation needed] Sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country running, golf, soccer, track and volleyball.[6]

Curtis Lewis, head coach of the women's soccer team, won the NAIA Women's Soccer Coach of the Year award in 2008. In 2009, Jim Rickard won the NAIA Men's Soccer Coach of the Year award.[7]

Among other sports people from the college are Jerry Owens, Mike Penberthy and Erin Perperoglou (formerly Buescher).[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [s.n.] (2009). Peterson's Colleges in the West. Lawrenceville, NJ: Peterson's. ISBN 9780768926965.
  2. ^ "History of The Master's University". The Master's University. 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ Matt Thacker (May 12, 2016). What’s in a name? TMC finds out for itself. Santa Clarita Valley Signal. Accessed April 2017.
  4. ^ "The Master's College - WASC". Statement of Accreditation Status: The Master's College and Seminary. July 13, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bible Studies". The Master's College. Retrieved January 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ The Master’s University. Peterson's. Accessed February 2017.
  7. ^ "2009 Men's Soccer National Coaches of the Year Announced". NAIA. Jan 15, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 34°22′53″N 118°31′13″W / 34.381383°N 118.520314°W / 34.381383; -118.520314