Accreditation and Seminary Policies


The Master’s Seminary is accredited to award master’s and doctoral degrees by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). To access information from the Commission regarding TMS you can click here.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94504
(510) 748-9001

Staff Liason: Dr. Christopher Oberg

Institutional Mission

The Master's Seminary exists to advance the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping godly men to be pastors and/or trainers of pastors for excellence in service to Christ in strategic fields of Christian ministry. This is to be accomplished through an educational program and an environment of spiritual fellowship and relationships which emphasize unreserved commitment to the worship of God, submission to the authority of the Scriptures, a life of personal holiness, the priority of the local church, and the mission of penetrating the world with the Truth.

Credit Hour Policy

The “credit hour” represents the fundamental unit of measurement of student workload for a given course. The nature of four programs at The Master’s Seminary requires that the definition of a “credit hour” be commensurate with the rigors and requirements of those programs. These standards, which have been developed over the history of the seminary, are given to guide all TMS faculty in the design and requirements for their courses. An annual reiteration of these standards is expected at the divisional and programmatic level to ensure currency and adherence.

Transfer Credit Policy

Student Complaints / Greivance Policy

Retention and Graduation Rates

Evidence of Student Learning Outcomes

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