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MA in Apologetics and Christian Philosophy

Apologetics and Christian Philosophy

The Master of Arts in Apologetics and Christian Philosophy prepares persons for entrance in a Ph.D. program for the purpose of teaching within an academic setting or working within church ministries designed to have an effective voice in the public square. It is also a preparatory degree for those who wish to do work in philosophical theology or in cultural missions.

Students applying to this program must have a Bachelors degree with at least a 3.0 GPA, as well as 6 hours of biblical studies, 6 hours of theological studies (an introductory philosophy course is required), and 6 hours of ministry area studies. All of the prerequisites are at the baccalaureate level or higher.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

This program includes 7 credit hours from the Master of Arts core and 36 hours in the area of Apologetics and Christian Philosophy.

TOTAL HOURS

43 hours

STANDARD COMPLETION TIME

3 years

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What are some courses I will take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • PHI 7550 - Critical Thinking and Argumentation for Theological Discourse
  • PHI 7610 - Philosophical Theology
  • PHI 6550 - Problem of Evil 3 
  • PHI 7510 - Reality and Knowledge 
  • PHI 7630 - Philosophy of Religion

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What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach apologetics in the local church
  • Help grow a conversational outreach ministry through the local church
  • Teach apologetics at the undergraduate level
  • Pursue a Ph.D. in an effort to become a professor


Who Will Teach Me?

JAMES DEW


Associate Professor of the History of Ideas and Philosophy

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BRUCE A. LITTLE


Senior Professor of Philosophy

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GREG WELTY


Professor of Philosophy

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CHIP HARDY


Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

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