Certificate in Spiritual Formation

International Admissions Process

* International Students can only complete the certificate program as exclusively online students, which may not be possible for some of the certificate options


Admission Deadline: November 1 for Spring Admission and July 1 for Fall Admission

English Proficiency Requirements

You are required to display English proficiency before being admitted into the graduate programs at Biola University. You are required to submit standardized test scores (TOEFL or IELTS) for application to Biola. TOEFL Scores of at least 90 iBT and IELTS Scores of at least 7 will qualify for our regular Master’s level programs. A score of 100 iBT  on the TOEFL and 7.5 on the IELTS is required for all Doctoral, MA Philosophy, Messianic Jewish Studies, and Spiritual Formation programs. Students who have a score below 90 iBT and 7 on the IELTS will not be considered for a graduate program, but may apply to the English Language Learner (ELL) program.  

Required Scores:

Standard Talbot Master's degree program Requirement: TOEFL 90 iBT or IELTS overall score of 7

Doctoral, MA Philosophy, Messianic Jewish Studies, Spiritual Formation: TOEFL 100 IBT or IELTS overall score of 7.5

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639