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Biola University

Talbot School of Theology

La Mirada, CA

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Overview

Biola University / Talbot School of Theology is located in La Mirada, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) Youth ministry
Master of Theology (Th M) Bible exposition
Master of Arts (MA) Theology
Master of Theology (Th M) New Testament
Master of Arts (MA) Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational studies
Master of Divinity (M Div) Messianic Jewish studies
Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) Children's ministry
Master of Theology (Th M) Theology
Master of Arts (MA) Old Testament
(Certificate) Spiritual formation
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Educational studies
Master of Divinity (M Div) Evangelism and discipleship
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Leadership (MACML) Sports ministry
(Certificate) Biblical and theological studies
Master of Arts (MA) Spiritual formation and soul care
Master of Divinity (M Div) Christian education
Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) Adult/family ministry
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Leadership (MACML) Pastoral care and counseling
Master of Divinity (M Div) Missions and intercultural studies
Master of Divinity (M Div) Pastoral and general ministry
Master of Theology (Th M) Old Testament and Semitics
(Certificate) Messianic Jewish studies
Master of Divinity (M Div) Pastoral care and counseling
Master of Divinity (M Div) Spiritual formation
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Leadership (MACML) Preaching and pastoral ministry
Master of Arts (MA) New Testament
Master of Arts (MA) Bible exposition
(Certificate) Theology
Doctor of Ministry (D Min) Theology
Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) General Christian education
Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) Cross-cultural education ministry

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 177
Doctoral Degrees 24

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

437
Applied
340
Accepted
241
Enrolled
78%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st June 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university; minimum GPA of 2.6 (for M Div), 3.0 (for MA)
Doctoral Degree Requirements M Div or MA

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 88

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

1,078
Total Graduate Students
55%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
44%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.79%
Black or African American 3.62%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 35.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 3.43%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (73%)
Female (26%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: New Testament, Old Testament, spiritual formation, Christian education, theological studies, Christian ministry, preaching and pastoral ministry, language and literature, bible exposition, Christian leadership
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA  90639-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Clint Arnold
Dean
Phone: 562-903-4816
Fax: 562-903-4748

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