The information below is for our four-year, 60-hour Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics & Theology degree program. You will gain valuable insights into the vital relationship between philosophy, theology, and apologetics. It is specifically designed for those looking for the kind of in-depth seminary training that is often required for ordination or advanced ministry preparation. This degree is also a great first step towards our Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics program.
Read below for the details of this flexible program, and download your FREE ebook to see how such training relates to real-world Gospel issues.
Integrated and in-depth training in philosophy, theology, and apologetics will help you be equipped to engage our post-Christian culture via a parachurch ministry, ordination in some denominations, or a wide array of personal ministry applications. Serve in your church. Lead outreach efforts in your community. Be equipped for missions. Or simply be more prepared to train your children. All done via our immersive digital campus experience.
The 60-hour program is a great transfer option for students who begin their studies in our streamlined, 36-hour M.A. in Christian Apologetics program. And, at some point, you might want to explore our full, 84-hour Master of Divinity in Apologetics program. As we mentioned above, the 60-hour M.A. in Christian Apologetics & Theology is great preparation for moving into our Doctor of Ministry program where you will put your training into practice.
We aren’t catching up with the distance learning trend — SES has been breaking ground and pioneering an immersive digital campus experience for years. As a student, you'll enjoy a flexible, compelling, connected, environment for your studies. All of the easy-to-use technology you’ll need to thrive in seminary is housed in one place and accessed through a single, secure log-in.
Develop confidence to defend the Christian faith by examining various forms of logical thinking and fallacies. This class stresses the use of reason in both theology and apologetics.
How can we defend the truth of the Gospel in the turbulent, ongoing public debates about what is true and trustworthy? This course will lay a solid foundation for developing your understanding of apologetics and its many applications.
Increase your effectiveness in emphasizing the infallibility and inerrancy of the Bible. This course focuses specifically on the inspiration and canonization of Scripture.
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)
SCe Scientific Apologetics Elective (3)
PH501 Classical Philosophy (3)
PH601 Philosophy of Religion (3)
OT501 Old Testament Survey 1: Genesis–Esther (3)
OT502 Old Testament Survey 2: Job–Malachi (3)
NT501 New Testament Survey 1: Gospels & Acts (3)
NT502 New Testament Survey 2: Epistles & Rev. (3)
ST501 Prolegomena & Bibliology (3)
ST502 Theology Proper & Creation (3)
ST503 Hamartiology & Soteriology (3)
ST504 Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, & Eschatology (3)
TH501 Thesis Research 1 (1)
TH502 Thesis Research 2 (1)
TH503 Thesis Research 3 (1)
or Apologetics Elective Course (3)
FE501 Field Experience 1 (0)
FE502 Field Experience 2 (0)
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.
Prospective students are almost always surprised to learn how affordable we keep our degree programs at Southern Evangelical Seminary.
You need effective training for ministry — not a crippling load of student loan debt. The value of a degree here pays off through your entire career and truly has an eternal value as well.
Christians are called to be salt and light in our world, and leaders should be equipped to confidently engage the ideas shaping today’s culture. Apologetics training is essential for breaking down barriers and effectively leading others. As you pursue God’s calling on your life through ministry, a seminary education will maximize your impact.
If your personal study hasn’t yielded the growth you’re looking for, formal training can equip you to answer hard questions and present the truth in love. Being grounded in apologetics prepares you to be fruitful in all aspects of your personal ministry. Our apologetics program offers structured training you need to share the faith and defend truth in everyday life.
Start the admission process today. You can begin in just a few minutes by filling out our initial application and it will open the door for us to have an exploratory conversation about your educational priorities and hopes for ministry. We have an entire team at SES who is ready to help you in the process of discerning your gifts and calling to ministry so you can engage our culture in the conversations that matter the most.