MDiv with Christian Apologetics

Christian Apologetics

The Christian Apologetics track provides specialized studies for those students who are interested in developing expertise in the defense of the Christian faith.

Students with good reasoning skills and a desire to engage the culture will find the Christian apologetics track to be an excellent opportunity to develop proficiency in apologetics. Those seeking to prepare for youth ministry, college ministry and international or home missions ministries will find this course of study especially useful. Those preparing for pastoral and educational ministries will need to use elective hours to ensure that they are properly prepared for those vocations, as the church pulpit is a primary platform for biblical exposition and apologetic reasoning.
Students who apply for admission should have an accredited bachelor’s degree and must fulfill all the other general requirements for admission to the seminary. Those who have no previous background in apologetic studies are welcome.

Program at a glance

Total hours
This program includes 70 credit hours in the Master of Divinity core and 15 hours in the area of apologetics.

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What courses will I take?

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

  • PHI 6500 - Christian Apologetics 
  • PHI 7550 - Critical Thinking and Argumentation for Theological Discourse 
  • PHI 7510 - Reality and Knowledge 
  • PHI 6520 - Christianity, Culture and the Arts 
  • PHI 6550 - Problem of Evil 
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach apologetics in the local church
  • Help grow a conversational outreach ministry through a 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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