MA in Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion

The Master of Arts in Philosophy of Religion prepares persons for entrance into a PhD 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 Bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA, as well as 6 hours of theological studies (an introductory philosophy course is required). All of the prerequisites are at the baccalaureate level or higher.

Program at a glance

Total hours
40 hours
This program includes 4 credit hours from the Master of Arts Research score and 36 hours in the area of Philosophy of Religion.

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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

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

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

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