Biola University

Introduction

Biola University


Biola University is a private Christian university located in Southern California. For over 100 years, Biola — a community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians — has been committed to biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation.


With more than 145 academic programs through its six schools, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D.


Our Vision


Biola University's vision is to be an exemplary Christian university characterized as a community of grace that promotes and inspires personal life transformation in Christ which illuminates the world with His light and truth. Further, as a global center for Christian thought and an influential evangelical voice that addresses crucial cultural issues, Biola University aspires to lead, with confidence and compassion, an intellectual and spiritual renewal that advances the purpose of Christ.


Mission Statement


The mission of Biola University is biblically centered education, scholarship and service—equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.


Values


At the heart of our mission is love and respect for all persons, integrity and diligence in our words and deeds, and AWE and reverence for God's work. We seek His inspiration for creativity and excellence in the fulfillment of our mission. Our vision is to be a distinctive Christian University of service to the global community of faith.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Doctor of Ministry

Campus Full time 6 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles

The world is changing and expectations are rising. Yesterday's solutions don't seem to be working and it is tough to know what to do next. Don't panic. Talbot can help. We want to help you refresh, renew and retool for where God is calling you in ministry. [+]

Doctor of Ministry

The world is changing and expectations are rising. Yesterday's solutions don't seem to be working and it is tough to know what to do next. Don't panic. Talbot can help. We want to help you refresh, renew and retool for where God is calling you in ministry. Our goal is not to press you into our mold, but to help you be all that God has called and gifted you to be. Talbot's Doctor of Ministry degree is not intended as a research or academic degree, but is designed to help participants develop their skills and understanding to the fullest extent in parish, parachurch, or missionary service. The D.Min. degree is similar to a J.D. or M.D. in that it provides students with a practical education for working with people, rather than a purely research-oriented approach. The D.Min. degree is designed for those working in a full time ministry capacity. The residency portion of the program is designed to be completed in three years. You will be in the classroom for two consecutive weeks every year for three years. People come from all over the world to participate in this program. Our proximity to Los Angeles makes us accessible from anywhere. The cost of the program is reasonable and designed to fit into your budget. We want to help you make your maximum impact in ministry. If this is what you want. . .read on.... [-]


Master of Divinity (Talbot School of Theology)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Los Angeles

The mission of the Master of Divinity program at Talbot School of Theology is to equip servant leaders for making disciples worldwide by developing in them an accurate knowledge of the Word of God, the skills necessary to communicate the Gospel effectively, and character worthy of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ for the leading of the church. [+]

Master of Divinity (Talbot School of Theology)

The mission of the Master of Divinity program at Talbot School of Theology is to equip servant leaders for making disciples worldwide by developing in them an accurate knowledge of the Word of God, the skills necessary to communicate the Gospel effectively, and character worthy of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ for the leading of the church.

 

Goals

The Master of Divinity program aims to produce students who:

    Understand the Word of God and exegete it accurately.     Communicate accurately the Word of God including the modes of preaching, teaching, counseling, evangelism and writing.     Behave Christianly.     Are committed to lead people into worldwide ministry.     Comprehend the doctrines of our faith community and their development.     Value and acquire the skills needed to lead the diverse Christian community and equip others to lead in ministry. ... [-]

MA

M.A. in Anthropology (Cook School of Intercultural Studies)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Los Angeles

The Master of Arts in Anthropology degree is designed for those students who desire advanced training in the study of people in culture preparatory to careers in the teaching of anthropology, serving as anthropological consultants to cross-cultural agencies or research into and the application of anthropological methods of inquiry to contemporary issues associated with globalization, [+]

M.A. in Anthropology (Cook School of Intercultural Studies)

The Master of Arts in Anthropology degree is designed for those students who desire advanced training in the study of people in culture preparatory to careers in the teaching of anthropology, serving as anthropological consultants to cross-cultural agencies or research into and the application of anthropological methods of inquiry to contemporary issues associated with globalization, development, public health or other social conditions. The Master of Art in Anthropology has been designed as a generalized degree that requires students to be familiar with all five fields of anthropological inquiry: cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, archeology, and applied anthropology. A distinctive of the Master of Arts in Anthropology degree is the manner in which a Christian perspective is integrated into every aspect of the courses offered.... [-]


M.A. in Christian Education (Talbot School of Theology)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles + 1 more

As a graduate degree of the Department of Christian Education, the mission of the M.A.C.E. program is to develop and equip experienced church and parachurch servant-leaders in mind, character, and ability to serve God and further His kingdom through biblically-based educational ministries, according to a particular area of specialization. [+]

M.A. in Christian Education (Talbot School of Theology)

As a graduate degree of the Department of Christian Education, the mission of the M.A.C.E. program is to develop and equip experienced church and parachurch servant-leaders in mind, character, and ability to serve God and further His kingdom through biblically-based educational ministries, according to a particular area of specialization.

 

Ministry Preparation

In light of increasing demands for persons trained in Christian education, the program is designed to prepare individuals to serve competently in a growing number of functional roles. Along with core classes, a variety of courses to meet students' individualized needs and goals are offered in five areas of emphasis: Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Adult and Family Ministry, General Christian Education Ministries and Cross-cultural Ministry.... [-]


M.A. in Education (School of Education)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Los Angeles

The Master of Arts in Education is a research-oriented degree that prepares you to work in a variety of academic settings and sets the stage for a doctorate. Its emphasis on professional writing, research and theory distinguishes it from the Master of Arts in Teaching, which focuses primarily on classroom practices. [+]

M.A. in Education (School of Education)

The Master of Arts in Education is a research-oriented degree that prepares you to work in a variety of academic settings and sets the stage for a doctorate. Its emphasis on professional writing, research and theory distinguishes it from the Master of Arts in Teaching, which focuses primarily on classroom practices.

 

Concentrations

    Apologetics     Curriculum & Instruction     Clear Credential     Early Childhood     History & Philosophy of Science     Induction     Linguistics and Intercultural Studies     Personalized     Special Education     TESOL ... [-]

M.A. in Intercultural Studies (Cook School of Intercultural Studies)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Los Angeles

The M.A. in Intercultural Studies is designed to equip students both for careers in crosscultural or multicultural environments and for ministries associated with spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in cultures other than one’s own. At the end of the program, graduates should be able to do the following: [+]

M.A. in Intercultural Studies (Cook School of Intercultural Studies)

The M.A. in Intercultural Studies is designed to equip students both for careers in crosscultural or multicultural environments and for ministries associated with spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in cultures other than one’s own. At the end of the program, graduates should be able to do the following:

    Demonstrate their capacity to live and work in environments or cultures different than their own;     Articulate a crosscultural or international perspective with respect to their professional training (e.g., in teaching, medicine, business, or development);     Produce written studies and reports manifesting their familiarity with the analytical and research tools available (particularly in the social sciences) and demonstrating their abilities to assess and adapt their objectives and activities to the cultural realities of their working environments;     Communicate a clear understanding of the dynamic nature of the gospel, the spiritual and cultural traits of a growing church, the deeply intertwined relationship between the gospel and culture in which God’s self-revelation was given in culture, how it is now communicated across cultures, and how it is being faithfully lived out in appropriate contextualized acts of allegiance to the God of creation; and     Manifest godliness of character, personal standards of integrity and morality, concern for human rights and justice, and a passion for the reconciliation of humanity with their Creator. ... [-]

M.A. in Teaching (School of Education)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Los Angeles

The Master of Arts in Teaching is a practitioner's degree, designed to give you the advanced skills and understanding for classroom application. The M.A.T. focuses on classroom practices, such as classroom management, distinguishing it from the Master of Arts in Education, which includes a greater emphasis on professional writing, research, theory and preparation for Ph.D. studies. [+]

M.A. in Teaching (School of Education)

The Master of Arts in Teaching is a practitioner's degree, designed to give you the advanced skills and understanding for classroom application. The M.A.T. focuses on classroom practices, such as classroom management, distinguishing it from the Master of Arts in Education, which includes a greater emphasis on professional writing, research, theory and preparation for Ph.D. studies.

The M.A.T. program is designed primarily for students with a bachelor's degree who desire to earn a credential while working towards a master's degree. Students may also earn the M.A.T. without the credential.

 

Concentrations

    Apologetics     Curriculum & Instruction     Clear Credential     Early Childhood     History & Philosophy of Science     Induction     Linguistics & Intercultural Studies     Personalized     Special Education     TESOL     Multiple Subject     Single Subject ... [-]

M.A. in TESOL (Cook School of Intercultural Studies)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Los Angeles

English has become the most widely used language in the world today, particularly in the areas of science, commerce and education. Tens of thousands of students in developing countries are required to learn English in school. [+]

M.A. in TESOL (Cook School of Intercultural Studies)

English has become the most widely used language in the world today, particularly in the areas of science, commerce and education. Tens of thousands of students in developing countries are required to learn English in school. Thousands more study English in order to pursue careers or educational programs demanding English language skills. Refugees and immigrants to the United States desire English to survive and to establish themselves in their new homeland. There is thus a considerable demand for qualified teachers of English both here and abroad.

 

Why TESOL at Biola?

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL program enables a Christian student with a bachelor's degree to develop both a solid academic foundation in second language pedagogy and practical skills in teaching English in cross-cultural situations.... [-]