M.S. in Cosmogony (Origins Science)

College of Arts & Sciences

The Master of Science in Cosmogony, offered exclusively online, will prepare you to methodically explain the origins of the world and universe based on the understanding of science and faith. You will study the foundations of scientific inquiry along with key theories, methods and models in both biology and chemistry. This program, delivered from a Christian perspective, offers a solid continuation of an undergraduate degree in philosophy, biblical studies or the sciences, as well as a pathway to complete your doctorate. To discuss this program with an admissions counselor by phone or in person in Virginia Beach, call 800.373.5504.

  • Conduct research to integrate theological and scientific thinking.
  • Evaluate the assumptions and presuppositions of scientific methodologies, discoveries and applications. 
  • Explain scientific concepts, theories and applications in various disciplines.
  • Communicate biblically informed responses to faith-science inquiries.

Career Opportunities:

  • Researcher
  • Theoretician
  • Cosmogonist
  • Scientist
  • Writer
  • Lecturer


Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 30

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Cosmogony Admissions Criteria

When applying to one of our Master of Science programs, the admissions committee will review your application materials for an admissions decision. Criteria reviewed by the admissions committee include:

  • Academic achievement 
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes 
  • Background in a science-related field such as biophysical science 
  • Divinity leadership experience 
  • Degree conferred transcript (Bachelor’s 2.5 or higher GPA)

M.S. Degree Requirements for Admission


Master's applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.  

All application materials must be received by the deadline for the semester to which you are applying. Once you have fulfilled your application requirements, you may be contacted for an admissions interview, which is by invitation only.



1. Complete Your Online Application

Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

2. Provide Your Official College Transcripts

We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. Regent has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf when you submit your application for admission.

If you are an international student, or you earned college credit at non-US institutions, please submit your transcripts for a third party course-by-course evaluation. Learn more and find recommended agencies.

3. Write Your Admissions Essay

Topic: In 500-1,000 words describe your personal and professional goals and how the Cosmogony program will help you facilitate your objectives. 

Your admissions essay should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: CAS Masters Application Pieces.

4. International Applicants

Submit your official transcripts to a third party evaluation agency for course-by-course evaluation (only the evaluation is required, do not send official international transcripts directly to Regent University). Submit English Language Proficiency requirements. Visit the International Student Admissions page for details and a list of transcript evaluation agencies.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

M.S. in Cosmogony                                                        $550 per semester hour

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