Talbot School of Theology is a theologically conservative, evangelical seminary in Southern California near Los Angeles. With almost a 60-year heritage of biblical fidelity, the seminary couples solid evangelical scholarship with intentional character development to prepare students for a lifetime of relevant, effective ministry. The seminary's six master's degree programs and three doctoral degree programs are led by a faculty of nationally renowned, widely-published and actively engaged ministry leaders.
Talbot School of Theology is committed to the development of disciples of Jesus Christ whose thought processes, character and lifestyles reflect those of our Lord, and who are dedicated to disciple-making throughout the world.
In this age of revolution, you have been called by God to recapture the spiritual and intellectual heritage of our faith. Talbot is looking for students who are committed to becoming the kind of leader who will follow Christ all the way to the foot of the cross. At Talbot, you will be asked to commit to the preparation it takes to effectively carry forward the cause of Christ. This includes gaining a masterful understanding of God and His Word, developing a Christ-like character, and learning how to relate the truths of the Gospel to the world you seek to impact.
Talbot School of Theology, the seminary of Biola University, is included within Biola University's accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Talbot is also a member of the Association of Theological Schools , the internationally recognized accrediting body of seminaries and schools of divinity in the United States and Canada.
Agencies of the United States Government which recognize the training given at Talbot include:
- The United States Department of Health Education and Welfare Office of Education
- The Chaplaincy Branches of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Full-time seminary students are eligible to apply for commissions as second lieutenants or ensigns in the chaplaincy branches of the Army, Air Force or Navy, with eight weeks of active duty training optional during the summer vacation. A course in chaplaincy orientation is offered by the department of Christian Ministry and Leadership.
- The Veterans Administration.
- The United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service
Talbot School of Theology is located in La Mirada, California, a Los Angeles County suburb ranked by Money Magazine as one of America's 100 best places to live. Situated on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties, the seminary is a matter of minutes from all that Southern California has to offer — including beaches, entertainment venues, cultural attractions and a wealth of diverse ministry opportunities.