Biola University - Master's Degree

While staying ahead in the quality of academics, Biola still remains a highly Christian University, which means incorporating education with the commitment to follow Truth, Transformation of values and lives, and Testimony for serving the community and the entire world.

  • Average Tuition USD 49,708

School Description

The foundation of the University goes back to the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, found by Lyman Stewart and Rev, T. C. Horton. The vision was to have a christian higher education college. By 1912, the school developed both in courses as well as its outreach. The school has changed since then; from two-year to four-year, broadening its curricula. It has also received various accreditation since then. A few notable alumni are: Clifford Lopez (EVP/Chief Technical Officer, MRM East at MRM Worldwide) and Ryan J. Choura (Owner of Choura Events).

Master Programs

  • 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639, United States


    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639, United States


    USD 11,140 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 23,868 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639, United States

    Clinical Psychology

    USD 16,224 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of clinical psychology, involving the analysis, diagnosis, and clinical treatment of psychological disorders and behavioral pathologies. Includes instruction in clinical assessment and diagnosis, personality appraisal, psychopathology, clinical psychopharmacology, behavior modification, therapeutic intervention skills, patient interviewing, personalized and group therapy, child and adolescent therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy, supervised clinical practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

  • 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 14,482 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639, United States


    USD 10,583 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639, United States

    Religious Education

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

  • 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639, United States


    USD 11,140 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum SAT 1493
  • Minimum ACT 24


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    Established in 1908


    Open Biola is an initiative by the University offering free access to more than 2,800 learning resources from the university's professors and guest contributors; including classes, conferences, chapels, blog posts, papers, articles and others.

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          • Testimony
            2012-2015, Master's in Christian Apologetics

            I have looked at a number of universities and decided on Biola because they had a distance program. This was important to me because a degree in Christian Apologetics is a second career for me that is primarily paid for by my first career. I wish they had more options for distance learning like other colleges but this one turned out to be a great experience. As for the faculty, they are top tier. It was an enlightening experience that was mediated by the professors. Also have to get a shout out to the Apologetics department staff.

          • Testimony
            1989-1992, Master's Degree - Pastoral Studies

            Biola is perennially rated as one of the best small universities in the country! You will not find a better EXPERIENCE when you compare academics, professor's who truly care about your success, and campus life that is unparalleled. Give Biola strong consideration as this university will set you up nicely for ALL of your future endeavors!

          • Testimony
            1982-1986, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            Biola uniquely leverages Christianity with excellence in thought leadership. No matter what the field of education is; the leadership staff always strives for empowering strong beliefs and success in each students lives.