Distance Education

Online Degree: M.A. in TESOL

This online degree is designed for Christian ESL or EFL teachers who want to develop their teaching with integrity and professionalism. Perhaps you have reached a point where your job or your visa requires a master’s degree. Or your responsibilities are increasing to include new areas of teaching, program development, student assessment, materials design or teacher training. In addition, you may want to remain in your current place of service. If these are true for you, learn more about Biola University's online Master of Arts in TESOL.

Online Degree: M.A. in Intercultural Studies

This online degree is designed to equip students both for careers in cross-cultural or multicultural environments and for ministries associated with spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in cultures other than one’s own.

Hybrid Courses

In order to meet the needs of our students who are unable to attend a traditional semester format due to their work or ministry schedules, or due to their residence overseas, CSICS offers a number of courses in hybrid formatting.

Field Education Courses

In 1989 the Cook School of Intercultural Studies instituted the Field Course Program designed for off-campus graduate students. The reading and research for each course is designed to provide the Christian worker with tools to conduct effective research. Through this research, the Christian worker will gain insights, which will provide foundations for richer interpersonal relationships and increased ministry effectiveness.

Global Learning Center: La Mirada, Calif.

Students can take courses on Biola’s La Mirada, Calif., campus as a part of their traditional, hybrid or on-campus intensive coursework. As part of Biola University, Cook is situated in the heart of Southern California — an area brimming with ministry potential.

Global Learning Center: Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Chiang Mai global learning center is key because there are numerous church and parachurch organizations that utilize Chiang Mai as a hub for their work. Students can take courses in Chiang Mai as they complete their global learning center coursework.

Global Learning Center: Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz, Switzerland

Starting January 2017, Students studying in Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz will complete their coursework at Emmaus Bible Institute (EBI). This location is important because it is easy to travel to the rest of Europe, Africa and western Asia. Students can take courses at EBI as they complete their global learning center coursework. 

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