Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics

36 Credit-Hours

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The Apologetics-Focused Education You Need

In a post-Christian world, the ability to remain steadfast in the truth and penetrate the culture with the Gospel requires intentional preparation. Southern Evangelical Seminary provides an integrated approach to philosophy, theology, and apologetics that will equip you to form a complete and systematic Christian worldview. This apologetics-focused education provides the necessary tools you need for effective evangelism and discipleship and it fuels our fully online 36-hour Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (M.A.C.A.). This degree is a strong graduate-level training option for those considering seminary education.

Read below to learn more about this flexible program, and download your FREE ebook to see how such training relates to real-world Gospel issues.

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SES uniquely integrates classical apologetics, theology, and philosophy throughout each program to equip you to proclaim & defend the Gospel

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Our immersive digital campus offers robust online education with live-streaming, recordings, library access, and community


SES offers incredible value by providing first-class education and academic rigor with very low tuition and numerous financial aid/discount opportunities



SES is accredited by TRACS and offers academically challenging, yet practical, Christian education to equip you for any number of areas of ministry

In the M.A. in Christian Apologetics Program, You Will:

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"Self-taught study in theology, philosophy, and apologetics, while usually better than no study at all, lacks focused training and an overarching structure that combines theory and practice in order to impact the breadth and depth of your ministry. It may produce knowledge, but self-study usually never rises to the proper level of insight, understanding, and wisdom in the practice of these disciplines."

Dr. Doug Potter


Courses of Interest in the M.A. in Christian Apologetics

Theology Proper and Creation

This course is always impactful and formational — even for students with considerable apologetics training. You will dive into a more sophisticated understanding of core doctrines such as God’s triune nature and other attributes before turning your attention to how we understand and explain God’s creation of the world, angels, human beings, and His relation to His Creation.

Classical Philosophy

Much of the Church today has neglected or rejected classical philosophical foundations from thinkers such as Thomas Aquinas, but they are essential for sound theology and effective apologetics in contemporary discourse. In this course, you will find your footing with philosophical views of reality, objective goodness, and more which will directly impact your ministry with unbelievers and skeptics.

Christian Apologetic Systems

What do we mean when we talk about “apologetics?” Many in ministry today do not understand the various ways Christians have approached apologetics, which can lead to confusion or an insufficient set of tools to engage all the diverse opposition to the Gospel you will encounter. Through this survey course you will cultivate your understanding of classical and contemporary apologetic approaches.

Full Course Listing

SM501 Writing & Research Skills (3)

AP501 Intro to Christian Apologetics or APe (3)
AP503 Logic (3)
AP511 Christian Apologetic Systems (3)
AP512 Ethics (3)
AP518 Resurrection of Jesus (3)

PH501 Classical Philosophy (3)
PH601 Philosophy of Religion (3)

BS501 Biblical Backgrounds & Criticism (3)

ST501 Prolegomena & Bibliology (3)
ST502 Theology Proper & Creation (3)
ST503 Hamartiology & Soteriology (3)
ST504 Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, & Eschatology (3)


  • Have earned a bachelors degree from an institution
    accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation, the United
    States Department of Education, or the equivalent (as assessed by SES)
  • GPA of 2.5 or above for their undergraduate program

If one does not meet the undergraduate GPA requirement, he may be granted a Provisional Admission. This requires
that the student maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA on the first semester of work at SES in order to be granted full admission.


Financial Aid & Discounts