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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 2017 Data:
Enrollment: 
1038 (452 FTE)
Faculty Full Time FTE: 
67
Faculty Part Time FTE: 
19.77
Total Faculty FTE: 
86.77
Approved Degrees: 
DMin, EdD, MA, MA (Christian Apologetics), MA (Science and Religion), 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): 
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.