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Degrees & Certificates

Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College offers a range of Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the Philosophy of Religion through the Norman L. Geisler Graduate School of Apologetics, named for SES co-founder Dr. Norman Geisler. The seminary also offers two Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degrees and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Apologetics. Southern Evangelical Bible College offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a major in Religious Studies. Each degree and certificate is infused with apologetics and all are offered via our immersive digital campus experience. Alumni have served in ministries such as Norm Geisler International Ministries, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse, CrossExamined.org, and Ratio Christi; as heads of their own ministries; as high school teachers, evangelists, missionaries, and various pastoral positions.

Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.)

36 HOURS

Our most basic and versatile M.A. degree that will prepare you well for future graduate studies, or use it as a stand-alone degree

Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (M.A.C.A.)

36 HOURS

Dig into the meat of classical apologetics with this foundational M.A. degree; be equipped for ministry or further studies

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy

42 HOURS

Stand out in the evangelical world with this deep dive into classical philosophy and its important role in the apologetics task

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Christian Apologetics & Theology

60 HOURS

This seminary-level degree will take your apologetics training to the next level by layering in important theological study

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Church Ministry

60 HOURS

For those looking for more traditional church ministry training, this seminary-level degree will give you that plus the apologetics focus

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Biblical Studies

63 HOURS

If biblical languages is your thing, take your apologetics and ministry training to the next level with this seminary-level degree

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Apologetics

84 HOURS

For a more traditional seminary degree with an apologetics focus, this M.Div. may the right path for your future ministry

Apologetics-Focus Graduate

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Biblical Studies

84 HOURS

Add a deep knowledge of the original languages to your more traditional seminary degree with this M.Div. option

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

120 HOURS

If you simply can't decide, and just love to learn, the Th.M. may be for you as you take nearly every course SES has to offer

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Apologetics

36 HOURS

This extremely practical and hands-on degree will prepare to for apologetics ministry in a variety of ministry contexts

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Philosophy of Religion

60 HOURS

Take your philosophical knowledge to the next level and prepare for a career in academia, research, and/or writing

Undergraduate Degrees

Religious studies prepares you for ministry in a busy world.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Religious Studies

120 HOURS

The B.A. degree is an apologetics-focused religious studies degree that will prepare you for further graduate studies

For-Credit Certificates

SES offers for-credit Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates in a variety of areas of study. Each certificate is designed to prepare professionals or lay persons to more effectively proclaim and defend the Gospel. Certificate courses may be used towards a future SES degree. Upon completion, students are invited to participate in the SES commencement ceremony as a certificate program graduate. In addition, Master of Arts students (excluding M.A.R. and M.A.C.A.) may add certain certificate courses as concentrations to their major (see catalog for details).

Christian Apologetics

15 HOURS

Get the core of the classical apologetics method and be prepared to more effectively proclaim and defend the Gospel

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Culture & Christianity

15 HOURS

Be prepared to face the constant challenges to historic Christianity coming from popular social justice ideologies

Apologetics & Evangelism

15 HOURS

Put your apologetics training into action with this practical evangelism-focused certificate, and be prepared to share your convictions

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Scientific Apologetics

18 HOURS

From astronomy to biology, take a deeper look at some of the most compelling scientific evidences that point to God

Philosophy

15 HOURS

Culture is built upon ideas, and these core courses will equip you to think critically and combat the false ideas of our day

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Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE)

15 HOURS

Learn how certain foundational truths impact all areas of life and how those truths should shape a political society

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Biblical Languages

18 HOURS

If you've ever wanted to read and study the Bible in its original languages, then these courses are just for you

Global Engagement

18 HOURS

Communicating the Gospel across cultures can be challenging, but it is not impossible, and these courses will help you do that

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Islamic Studies

18 HOURS

Learn the specifics of the Islamic faith and how it differs from the truthfulness of Christianity and be better equipped to share the truth

We're Giving Away One Full Scholarship for Any SES Certificate Program

Be one of the first 60 students to qualify for the Frank Turek Scholarship Program by Dec. 15, 2022 and be eligible to receive a full scholarship to an SES certificate program of your choice. 

We’ll pick one winner from the first 60 qualifying scholarship applicants. Remember, certificates are for-credit and can be applied to a degree program in the future. This makes certificates a great way to get started in your SES educational journey. Click below to see the steps for applying to the Frank Turek Scholarship Program.