M.S. in Cosmogony (Origins Science)

College of Arts & Sciences

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Your Future Begins Here

Looking for a way to combine your passion for science and faith? Regent's Master of Science in Cosmogony will prepare you to methodically explain the origins of the world based on the understanding of science and faith. Study the foundations of scientific inquiry along with key theories, methods and models in both biology and chemistry—all presented from a Christian worldview.


Respond to faith-science inquiries and integrate theological and scientific thinking.


Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.


Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Online & On Campus

8-Week Course Sessions

30 Credit Hours





Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the M.S. in Cosmogony (Origins Science) you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the assumptions of scientific methodologies, discoveries and applications.
  • Explain scientific concepts, theories and applications in various disciplines.
  • Pursue a doctorate for continuing education.

Career Opportunities

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

8% Projected growth for writers and authors from 2016 - 2026. -Bureau of Labor Statistics

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2018-2019 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.


Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24


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 Master's Application Pieces.

4. Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

5. 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.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
M.S. in Cosmogony $550 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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M.S. in Cosmogony (Origins Science)