ABOUT TMS

EDUCATIONAL QUALITY

It is the commitment of The Master’s College and Seminary (TMCS) to offer challenging academic degree programs that seek to ensure student mastery of the skills and knowledge, which are critical to success in one’s chosen profession, as well as preparation for further education at the graduate level. At the same time the College and Seminary make it a priority to provide support systems to maximize the potential for students to complete their degree work in a timely manner.

The following links provide access to data and a number reports which address both the areas of educational quality and student success.

At The Master's Seminary

Degrees Granted

There has been a progressive growth of degrees granted from the seminary’s inception, indicating an increasing demand for TMS degrees. Over the period of twenty-eight years, TMS has successfully attracted more students with time and subsequently more graduates with time.

YearsTotal Degrees Awardedaverage/year
1987–199418623
•  Master of Divinity183
•  Master of Theology2
•  Doctor of Divinity1
 
1995–200028447
•  Master of Divinity265
•  Master of Theology17
•  Doctor of Divinity2
 
2001–200857372
•  Master of Divinity484
•  Master of Theology64
•  Doctor of Theology2
•  Doctor of Ministry18
•  Doctor of Divinity3
 
2009–201449282
•  Master of Divinity368
•  Master of Theology76
•  Doctor of Theology5
•  Doctor of Ministry43

Graduates Admitted to Doctoral Programs

The quality of the TMS program can be reflected in the proportion of graduates who go on to pursue either research or professional doctorates.

As of June 2014, 152 (11.3%) graduates are enrolled in or have completed doctoral studies

•  Research doctorates: 79
•  Professional doctorates: 73

Books Published by Graduates

While TMS graduates are gauged primarily by their knowledge of Scripture and ability to communicate that knowledge orally in preaching and teaching, there is a secondary encouragement to develop one’s ability to publish quality-level books.

•  75 graduates (5.5%) have published 136 books (or parts thereof)
•  36 graduates (2.7%) have published 90 journal articles

Graduates Engaging in Missions

In keeping with the seminary’s Institutional Purpose statement, which includes “the mission of penetrating the world with the Truth,” a strong intentional effort is made to encourage students, upon graduation, to consider ministry beyond the borders of America.

163 graduates (12.1%) serve internationally on six continents in 46 countries

Graduation Rates

Graduation rates provide one of the stellar summative evidences of educational effectiveness.

Overall: 71%
•  African-American: 53%
•  Hispanic: 61%
•  Asian: 64%
•  Caucasian: 75%

Placement Rates

Placement reflects two major issues in graduate seminary education: 1) the intentionality of the seminary to place graduates in the field for which they have been trained, and 2) the reputation/desirability of the graduates by those outside the seminary.

•  1987 – 1989: 79%
•  1990 – 1999: 85.3%
•  2000 – 2008: 90.5%
•  2009 – 2014: 90.0%

Graduates Evaluated by Employers

A major survey, comprised of having graduates evaluated by the person to whom they report, was conducted in 1999, 2008, and again in 2012.

•  Overall rating: 3.34
•  High Marks (3’s & 4’s): 89%
•  Low Marks (1’s & 2’s): 11%

Graduates Licensed or Ordained

In 2012, TMS surveyed its graduates inquiring as to their licensure/ordination status. At that time, 93% of TMS graduates were licensed or ordained.



At The Master's College

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