Biola University

M.A. Online Blended
24 months
667 USD/credit
667 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in TESOL at Biola University encompasses the goal of the certificate program plus the additional goal of broader academic training. Teachers are equipped for work in and beyond the classroom in administration, training, course design, etc.


To help meet the need for trained Christian teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL), the Department of TESOL and Applied Linguistics at Biola University offers two regular programs in TESOL on campus: a Graduate Certificate in TESOL and an M.A. in TESOL. 

The programs are academically rigorous, yet focus on the practical aspects of teaching in a variety of settings. 

Key facts:

The department also seeks to serve teachers desiring to continue their professional advancement or upgrade their qualifications, and non-degree students interested in gaining basic teaching or tutoring skills, by offering a variety of separate courses, from introductory to advanced.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structure of English 
  • Introduction to TESOL — Adult
  • Materials Evaluation & Preparation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application completed with application fee of US $65 (check, money order or foreign draft).

  • Official transcripts of all colleges, universities or seminaries attended. The transcripts must be sent directly from the school to Biola's Office of Graduate Admissions to be official. These records should include the grading system, grades earned, courses, and/or examination marks. 

  • You are required to display English proficiency before being admitted into the graduate programs at Biola University.

  • Three References (see application).

  • Affidavit of Support for each individual source of funding. Y

Tuition Fee

  • International

    667 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 667 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    667 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 667 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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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