Ed.D in Educational Studies

International Admissions Process

Admission Deadlines:

Residential-April 15; Modified Residential-November 15 of the year prior to entrance

English Proficiency Requirements

Since doctoral seminars involve regular student discussion, it is expected that international students have the requisite ability with spoken English to be a contributing member of such discussions. 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) for application to Biola.

Required Scores:

TOEFL 100 IBT

The doctoral program in Educational Studies also requires a score of 4.0 or above on the Test for Written English (TWE). Preference in admission will be given to applicants with TOEFL scores of 600 paper / 250 computer or over, and 4.0 or over on the TWE, or at least 100 on the TOEFL IBT, with minimum scores for the four sections as follows: Writing (22), Reading (26), Speaking (26), Listening (26).

Since doctoral seminars involve regular student discussion, it is expected that international students have the requisite ability with spoken English to be a contributing member of such discussions.

Admissions Requirements

  • All international students must meet the same requirements for admission as U.S. citizens, and have successfully completed a course of study in their native country.

  • Transfer international students must have completed satisfactory course work with an academic GPA equivalent to the program of application and obtained transfer authorization from previous institution.

  • International students must subscribe either to the Biola University student health insurance policy or obtain a policy which maintains coverage throughout their time in the United States. 

Before You Begin Your Application

Biola University accepts applications only for the fall semester. You must have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree from an accredited, recognized institution.

A pre-application must be completed no later than February 1 for preferred consideration. The pre-application must be approved by the Graduate Admissions Office before you begin your application. You will be notified by the Graduate Admissions Office of approval within 2-3 weeks after submitting the completed pre-application.

Application Requirements

  • An application for admission, references and a $55 non–refundable application fee.

  • Official transcripts of all colleges, universities or seminaries attended must be sent directly from the school to Biola’s Office of Graduate Admission to be official. All transcripts must be accompanied by a certified English translation that documents coursework and examinations taken, indicates grades received, identifies passing and maximum marks, and evidences completion of a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Before we can consider your application you must be able to demonstrate a substantial amount of financial support from your own resources. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will not allow us to issue I-20 forms (used to obtain student visas) without documented proof that the student has sufficient funds to study in this country. This means the applicant must raise 100% of the needed costs. The affidavit of support form assures us that you will receive support from a sponsor or your parent(s) for the necessary funds to support your education at Biola. We require that an official or notary public notarize the form. We also require that corresponding bank statements be attached. Download the Affidavit of Financial Support.

  • Reference forms: please see the application for your particular program.

 

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