Master of Arts (Apologetics)

The Master of Arts (Apologetics) is an academic degree that combines a study of apologetics with specialized biblical and theological studies for those who are preparing for local church or cross-cultural ministry or wishing to pursue further graduate studies in apologetics.

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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to…

  • Students will be able to understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Students will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and engagement with the discipline of apologetics.
Program Requirements

Note: Continuing students should consult the Academic Catalog for the year in which they started for course requirements as the current requirements may have changed.

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Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
31980 Written Communication (if required)* (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies 33
20200 Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220 Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200 Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220 Introduction to the New Testament II 3
25100 Introduction to Church History I 3
25120 Introduction to Church History II 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
Apologetics Studies 26
28500 Christian Philosophy 3
28630 Christianity and Science 3
28660 History and Methods of Apologetics 3
28677 Topics in Apologetics 3
28700 Christian Apologetics 3
28720 Problem of Evil 3
28999 MA(Apologetics) Thesis Research/Writing 2
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
29250 Survey of Christian Ethics 3
Choose one of the following:
28970 Logic 3
29477 Studies in Ethics 3
29560 Christian Ethics and Racial Justice 3
29580 Christian Ethics and the Environment 3
29600 Christian Ethics and Biomedical Issues 3



Christian Ethics and the Family


History and Religion of Islam




Total Master of Arts (Apologetics) Requirements 62
Written Communication (if required) +2

*See Written Communication Requirement here.

Next Steps

Gain a thorough knowledge of the discipline of apologetics, while engaging with it.

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