The Master's University
|Motto||For Christ and Scripture|
|Affiliation||The Master's Seminary|
|Non-denominational, conservative Christianity|
|President||Dr. Sam Horn|
|Undergraduates||952 (+154 degree completion)|
|Postgraduates||92 (+375 seminary)|
|Campus||Suburban (LA County)|
|Colors||Gold and Navy Blue|
|Athletics||12 Varsity teams|
|Affiliations||Golden State Athletic Conference|
|Mascot||Monty the Mustang|
The college was founded in 1927.:69 It was originally named Los Angeles Baptist College and Seminary. In 1961, it moved to Newhall in Santa Clarita, California. In 1985, John MacArthur became the school president; the name was changed to The Master's College, hoping to appeal to a wider evangelical audience. In 2016, the school underwent yet another name change and became The Master's University. In June 2019 John MacArthur stepped down as president and became chancellor and John Stead, a faculty member since 1970, became the interim president. In 2020, Sam Horn became president of The Master's University and Seminary. John Stead in his 50th year at TMU took the role of Senior Vice President.
The university consists of seven schools offering bachelor's degrees and master's degrees, including several bachelor's degrees that are offered fully online. The associated seminary offers a Bachelor of Theology for those with an associate degree, master's degrees, and Doctor of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
In addition to its biblical studies program, the university offers a one-year, intensive Bible training program known as "The Master's Institute" resulting in a Bible certificate. The university has an extension campus, Israel Bible Extension (IBEX) in the Jerusalem vicinity .
The university has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1975. In July 2018, it was placed on probation. WASC found the institution in violation of multiple standards of accreditation, including competing loyalties among its board of directors, a lack of operational integrity, and a pattern of unethical treatment among faculty and staff. The visiting accreditation team observed – and received reports of – a climate of fear, intimidation, bullying, and uncertainty among significant numbers of faculty and staff. WASC stated its "extreme concern" that the university might be in violation of required reporting responsibilities under the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The university has less than two years to remedy the perceived problems and avoid withdrawal of its accreditation; it has said that it is working to correct them.
The college teams compete in the Golden State Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The college is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association. Sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country running, golf, soccer, track, volleyball, and swim & dive.
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.
- Francis Chan (1992) - pastor, author, and evangelist
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