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Biola University

24 months
667 USD/credit 19343 USD/year
667 USD/credit 19343 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Missions at Biola University is designed for individuals who have been in Christian missions ministry for a number of years and have not had the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree.


The Master of Arts in Missions at Biola University provides graduate level training in three areas: Core Curriculum of Missiology and Intercultural Studies; Bible/Theology; and Electives. Students admitted without the B.A. or its equivalent must have at least 3 years of Bible School training, or 2 years of college equivalency courses. 

Key facts:

This degree is not a stepping stone to a Ph.D. program and in most cases it is a terminal degree. However, exceptional students may petition for probationary entrance into the Doctor of Intercultural Studies program. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Interpersonal & Intercultural Adjustment
  • World Missions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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58 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of five years in intercultural ministry and presently in a ministry.

  • Participation in the Master of Arts program in Missions presumes a significant level of ministry experience and personal maturation. 

  • Applicants usually will not have an accredited B.A. or equivalent degree. CSICS offers other programs for applicants who have the baccalaureate degree.

  • Three references are required: church or denominational endorsement; personal friend; and ministry colleague (or employer if currently employed outside the missions community).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19343 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 667 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19343 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 667 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for La Mirada

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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