specific course numbers see the Prac­ tical Theology section under course descriptions. After comp leting 64 units of class work in the M.Div. pro­ gram, students become eligible to reg­ ister for field education internship. This intensive supervised practice of the ministry is composed of three clus­ ters of learning: I) supervised field experience for a minimum of 100 hours in each of two semesters; 2) seminars with other students regis­ tered for field education internsh ip; 3) individual counseling with the director of field education on specific aspects of the student 's experience. The Bio/a Campus The sem inary has classroom , chapel and admin istrative office fac ili­ ties located in Myers Hall and Fe in­ berg Hall. Metzger Hall houses Uni­ versity administrative offices including the Admissions and Registrar 's Office. In add ition, the seminary shares the library, cafeteria, coffee shop, resi­ dences , gymnasium, in firmary and prayer chapel with Biola University. Also available are a crushed brick quarter mile track , a soccer field , a baseball diamond , tennis courts and a short course Olympic swimming pool. See general information section for a fu ll campus description . library The library contains over 210,000 vo lumes , including bound journals and microforms with their respective readers. Special features of the library include an extensive index file of ser­ mon outlin es and illustrations , an excellent collection of bibliographic tools and journal indexes and a num­ ber of special coll ections. The princi­ pal theological journals in English are received regularly. Family Fellowship Seminary studies make significant demands on the time of the student. A side-effect is that family members may feel they are not a part of the seminary experience . Talbot has a deep-rooted commitment to the fam­ ily, especially the fam ili es of its stu­ dents. Awide-ranging variety of pro­ grams, events, activities, opportunities, and services have been developed to foster family participation in the semi­ nary experience. Aguide for famil ies is available to new students at Talbot. The following are examples of the opportunities and services available to student spouses:

I) Chapel services featuring a vari­ ety of prominent Christian speakers, and opportunities for mutual worship; 2) spouses mayattend classes with their mates, at no charge to the spouse, space permitting and with professor approval; 3) the Spouse Tuition Reduction Schol­ arship allows spouses of full-time stu­ dents to take seminary courses for acad­ emic credit, at only one-third the stan­ dard tuition rate; 4) major social events, such as the annual Fall and Spring Banquets, student family picnics, and the Senior Retreat; 5) the Biola Bookstore features a wide selection of Christian and secular titles, discounted Bibles, gift items, computer equipment, greeting cards, music, tapes, and CDs, logo clothing, refreshments, and sup­ plies; 6) the Biola swimming pool , track, weight room, and tennis courts, are available at scheduled times for fam­ ily use; 7) awide variety of music events featuring student groups, faculty artists, and guest performers, are scheduled throughout the school year; 8) intercol­ legiate sporting events, including men's and women's basketball , men' s and women's volleyball , men 's baseball, men 's and women's cross-country and u·ack; 9) special and annual lecture­ ships, missions and Bible conferences; and, 10) other special cultural events and presentations. SUPPORT SERVICES Employment Wh il e Biola University cannot guarantee employment, we have observed that prayer and God's guid­ ance have miraculousl y provided employment for our students in past years. Students should apply to the university student employment office (Metzger Hall, first noor). We will make every effort to ass ist you by referring yo u to emp loyment posi­ tions when avai lable, commensurate with your qualifications and in confor­ mity with your daily class schedul e. Students may also secure off-cam­ pus secu lar emp loyment in a wide variety of occupations. Local offices of the State of California Department of Employment can be very helpful in the location of these job openings. The placement office (see next item) can sometimes assist the student in securing part- or full-time employ­ ment in local area churches. Placement The placement office works closely with students to assist them in securing

part-time internship positions in local area churches. These placements are an integral aspect of the field educa­ tion practicum sequence of courses. The placement office also pro­ vides career counse ling for students and placement information for gradu­ ating seniors and alumni seeking min­ istry in fields of service to wh ich they believe that the Lord has called them. The placement director along with the placement committee works closelywith denominational and inter­ denominational Christian leaders. Campus Housing and Dining Campus living quarters are avai l­ able for single men and women. Until facilities are filled , they are assigned according to the date of receipt of the $50 housing deposit ($100 for apart­ ment). More detailed information and housing request forms may be obtained from the director for resi­ dential programs, Metzger Hall , Biola University. This office can also pro­ vide some suggestions concerning off­ campus rooms and aparunents. Many off-campus students find it convenient to dine in the campus cafe­ teria. For those who wish to eat there regularly, some cost savings may be realized by using one of the meal ticket plans available rather than paying cash. Married Student Housing The seminary has limited housing facilities for married students, but there are apartments and homes avail­ able for rent in the immediate vicinity. For a listing of apartment rental in the area surrounding the campus, please contact the Biola Housing Office. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Correspondence concerning admission should be addressed to the Un iversity Office of Admissions, which will supply the applicant with the proper forms. When these application forms and all transcripts of previous academ ic training have been filed , accompanied by one photograph and a $35 application fee , an admissions decision wi ll be made. Official notifi­ cation of the decision will be sent by mail to the applicant. The application deadline for the fall is August I and for the spring is January I. Applica­ tions may be submitted after this dead­ line (late application fee of $45), but will be considered and processed on ly if space is available and time allows.

Talbot School of Theology desires on ly qualified students and personnel who are committed to Jesus Christ. However, in the admission of students, the hiring of employees or the opera­ tion of any of its programs and activi­ ties, Talbot does not discriminate on the basis of the applicant's race, color, sex, handicap or national or ethn ic origin. Inquiries concerning this pol­ icy may be addressed to the seminary compliance director for Title IX. Entrance requirements for each program are listed on the page describing that program under the heading, Admission Requirements. Talbot Writing Proficiency Examination {TWPE) Advanced compositional skills, com­ mensurate with graduate-level theologi­ cal studies, are foundational and indis­ pensable, both in terms of educational and ministerial success. For this reason, al l new students are required to take the Talbot Writing Proficiency Exam (TWPE) prior to registration for the first semester. International students and those for whom English is a second language are required to take both the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Biola English Place­ ment Exam instead of the TWPE . Those who score above 600 on the TOEFL will take the TWPE rather than the Biola English Placement Exam. TWPE results will determine whether enrollment in SS 500 Theologi­ cal Writing wi ll be required. If required, this course must be taken in the first semester of seminary study. (See page T-3 for course description.) Students who receive a grade lower than "C-" in this course must repeat the course. The Biola English Placement Exam, where applicable (see above), will determine whether enrollment in appropriate ESL course work will be required. Academic Load The minimum full-time load is nine units for those in the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts and Master of Theology degree programs. Those carrying less than the full-time load are considered part-time students. The standard student load in the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program is twelve (12) units. Astudent is normally permitted to carry a maximum of 18 units each semester. To exceed this maximum load , the student must petition the Registrar's office. Amaxi­ mum of six (6) units, may be taken by a student in independent study, arranged,

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