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As an evangelical Christian institution, Biola seeks to admit applicants whose backgrounds clearly demonstrate scholarly aptitude, a commitment to the historic Christian faith, personal character and integrity, and a positive service-oriented motivation. Biola does not discriminate on the basis of the applicant's race, color, sex, socio-economic status, disability or national or ethnic origin.


Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants should be a committed follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Applicants must have completed all bachelor's degree requirements (business administration or other field) prior to the start of the program, and have a bachelor's degree conferred from a regionally accredited institution prior to the start of the second term.

Application Steps

  1. Complete and submit the online application

  2. Submit a non-refundable $65 application fee

  3. Submit required documents through your online application portal:

    Official Transcripts

    • An official transcript which shows a conferred bachelor's degree and all other transcripts containing a conferred degree are required. Official transcripts should be sent directly from the school or physically delivered in an untampered envelope sealed by the institution to Biola's Office of Graduate Admissions to be considered official. In addition, transcripts with prerequisites, leveling courses, advanced standing, and any other courses relevant to your desired program should be submitted. For certain degrees, additional or all transcripts may be requested or required. Review the admissions requirements of your individual program or contact Graduate Admissions for details.


    • Submit a copy of your professional resume.

    Letter of Recommendation

    • Current Pastor/Church leader Recommendation

    Christian Testimony Essay

    • Prompt: In 500 words or less please explain in your own words: 1) What were the circumstances surrounding your decision to become a follower of Christ? 2) How do you hope this experience of the Gospel would change your financial life?

Application Deadline

  • Rolling Applications Accepted
  • Program has 5 start times: Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, Spring B, Summer A



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