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Member Schools

Talbot School of Theology of Biola University

13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639
p: 562-903-4814
f: 562-903-4759
Member Status: 
Accredited
Denomination: 
Inter/Multidenominational
Member School Representatives:
President:
Barry H Corey
562-903-4701
Dean:
Clinton E Arnold
562-903-4816, 562-944-0351
Commission Staff Liaison: 
Lester Edwin Ruiz
Fall 2015 Data:
Enrollment: 
1075 (488.6 FTE)
Faculty Full Time FTE: 
64
Faculty Part Time FTE: 
17.53
Total Faculty FTE: 
81.53
Approved Degrees: 
DMin, EdD, MA, MA in Christian Education, MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership, MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, MDiv, PhD (Christian Education), ThM
Brooklyn, NY
Approved for more than 50 percent of a degree program but not complete degrees
Kyiv, Ukraine
Approved Degrees: MA
Comprehensive Distance Education Program: 
yes
Year of Initial Accreditation: 
1978
Year of Last Comprehensive Evaluation Visit: 
2016
Year of Next Comprehensive Evaluation Visit: 
2026
Year-month (subject) of next report back(s): 
2017-04 (Extension Sites (ES.3)), 2018-04 (Library (Standard 4)), 2018-11 (Assessment (ES.6)), 2020-11 (Exceptions (ES.1.6))
Accreditation Notes: 
The Board of Commissioners has granted an exception to the residency requirement allowing the school to offer the modified doctoral residential PhD and EdD in Educational Leadership in a reduced-residency format (50% online)and the PhD and EdD to be offered in a reduced residency format (two-thirds online). The Board of Commissioners has also granted exceptions expanding the limit (1) on advanced standing for the MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership degree, (2) to the 15-percent limit to the number of students who may be admitted to a professional master’s degree without a baccalaureate degree or its educational equivalent, and (3) to the 15-percent limit for students admitted to the graduate certificate programs without a baccalaureate degree.