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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 2018 Data:
Enrollment: 
1227 (591.3 FTE)
Faculty Full Time FTE: 
69
Faculty Part Time FTE: 
14.6
Total Faculty FTE: 
83.6
Approved Degrees: 
DMin, EdD in Educational Leadership, MA, MA (Christian Apologetics), MA (Classical Theology), MA (Science and Religion), MA in Christian Education, MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership, MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, MDiv, PhD (Educational Leadership), ThM
Brooklyn, NY
Approved for more than 50 percent of a degree program but not complete degrees
Kyiv, Ukraine
Approved Degrees: MA
Approved for Comprehensive Distance Education: 
yes
Year of Initial Accreditation: 
1978
Year-term of Last Comprehensive Evaluation Visit: 
2016-spring
Year-term of Next Comprehensive Evaluation Visit: 
2026-spring
Year-month (subject) of next report back(s): 
2020-11 (Exception to Degree Program Requirement)
Accreditation Notes: 
The Board of Commissioners has approved an exception to residency requirements, thereby allowing the school to offer up to 50 percent of coursework for either the PhD (Educational Leadership) or EdD in Educational Leadership through distance education (June 2014: approved previously for one-third; February 2016: expanded to half). In June 2014, the Board also approved an exception to admission requirements and advanced standing limits for undergraduate seniors in the university's Biblical and Theological Studies program who apply to the seminary's MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership, thereby allowing the seminary i) to admit beyond the standard 15 percent limit for graduate program applicants without a baccalaureate degree (or its educational equivalent) and ii) to grant such students as many as 18 credits of advanced standing toward the MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership.