Apologetics programs at Southern Seminary train students to defend the Christian faith by grounding it in a biblical worldview. This concentration is for church leaders who are interested in making practical application of apologetics in both local church and cross-cultural ministry contexts.
This concentration is offered in both residential and online formats.
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.
Contact the Student Success Office with questions.
|28660||History and Methods of Apologetics||3|
|28720||Problem of Evil||3|
|28730||History of the Bible||3|
|28677||Studies in Apologetics (or) 28970 Logic||3|
|Total Apologetics and Philosophy Concentration Requirements||18|
This core curriculum is required for the Master of Divinity degree in the School of Theology. It applies to all concentrations.
|Biblical and Theological Studies||45|
|20200||Introduction to the Old Testament I||3|
|20220||Introduction to the Old Testament II||3|
|20440||Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis||3|
|22440||Greek Syntax and Exegesis||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|
|29250||Survey of Christian Ethics||3|
|40150||Personal Spiritual Disciplines||3|
|Missions, Evangelism and Ministry||25|
|30000||Christian Preaching1 or||3|
|30020||Preaching Practicum1 or||3|
|40200||The Worshiping Church|
|32960||Introduction to Missiology||3|
|34300||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|40301||Pastoral Ministry or1||3|
|45260||Discipleship and Family Ministry|
|44920||Applied Ministry: BGS or||1|
|44930||Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership|
|Total Master of Divinity, Apologetics and Philosophy Requirements||88|
1Courses 30000, 30020, and 40301 are reserved and required for men.
Visiting Southern will give you an opportunity to explore our beautiful campus and to get all of your important questions answered.
Southern Seminary hosts a Preview Day each Spring and Fall – attendees are automatically entered to win a $1000 scholarship.
Learn more about Southern. Discover how you can learn in Louisville or where you are through distance learning options.