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Graduate Education

Take the next step — in your education, your leadership, your career and your faith — as you learn from leading scholars in a supportive Christian community.

Higher education with a higher purpose

Advanced education to advance your calling.

Biola University offers a wide range of graduate programs — including master's degrees, doctorates, credentials and certificates — providing Christian students with advanced academic and professional preparation in such fields as psychology, theology, business, education, intercultural studies, and science and health.


Graduate Schools

Talbot School of
Theology

A premier school of theology committed to the unchanging truth of God’s Word, offering degrees such as a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Leadership and others.

Crowell School of
Business

A nationally accredited business school offering rigorous and biblically centered Master of Business Administration, Master of Professional Accountancy and other degree programs.

Rosemead School of
Psychology

A leading school of psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association, offering Psy.D. and Ph.D. degree programs and accredited clinical training opportunities.

School of
Education

A graduate school of education serving future teachers through degree programs like the Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Education and others.

Cook School of
Intercultural Studies

A school committed to equipping students to communicate, live and work effectively in culturally diverse contexts through degree programs in TESOL, intercultural studies and more.

School of
Science, Technology and Health

The newest graduate school at Biola, offering a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, seeking to equip a new generation of ethically thoughtful professionals in the sciences and health care.

School of
Fine Arts and Communication

The newest graduate school at Biola, offering a Master of Arts in Public Relations and Reputation Management, seeking to build a community of thoughtful and trustworthy public relations professionals.

Exceptional Education

Thriving Community

Biola University is home to a thriving graduate community — with graduate students comprising roughly one-third of the student body. Each year, nearly 2,000 graduate students enroll at Biola to be equipped in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Academic Excellence

As a comprehensive, nationally ranked university, Biola University offers 18 master’s and eight doctoral degrees — each providing academic rigor, practical preparation, biblical integration and spiritual growth. Graduate education is offered in a range of formats to meet graduate students' needs, including on-campus, online, modular and at extension sites throughout the world.

Accreditation

Biola University holds institutional accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (1961). In addition, the institution and certain of its programs are accredited by:

  • American Psychological Association (1980)
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (1977)
  • Association of Theological Schools (1977)
  • California Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing (1960)

Graduate Enrollment

By School (FALL 2018)
  • Cook School of Intercultural Studies: 280
  • Crowell School of Business: 101
  • Rosemead School of Psychology: 158
  • School of Education: 242
  • School of Science, Technology and Health: 48
  • Talbot School of Theology: 1,267
  • Total: 2,096