The unique classical philosophy taught at Southern Evangelical Seminary, upon which good theology and apologetics are built, is extremely lacking in the evangelical world. If you’re thinking about pursuing your Ph.D., or you simply want to take your thinking skills to the next level, the 42 hour Master of Arts in Philosophy can provide a firm foundation for your success as a scholar and teacher. Between family, work, and other commitments, you may be wondering how a seminary education fits into your life. Offered via our immersive digital campus, this degree program is flexible, affordable, and accessible to men and women around the world.
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.
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.
Learn about the nature of knowledge with emphasis on theology and metaphysics while becoming versed in responses to skepticism, agnosticism, and other views that deny knowledge of reality.
Explore questions relating to the problems and possibilities of rationally grounding distinctions between moral and immoral conduct. This course takes both a historical and critical approach.
Study the triune God, as well as His existence and attributes. This course also explores God’s creation of the world, angels, human beings, and His relation to them.
SM501 Writing & Research Skills (3)
PH502 History of Ancient & Medieval Phil. (3)
PH505 History of Modern & Contemporary Phil. (3)
PH513 Symbolic Logic (3)
PH514 Moral Philosophy (3)
PH601 Philosophy of Religion (3)
PH604 Metaphysics (3)
PH605 Epistemology (3)
Philosophy Electives (6)
BS501 Biblical Backgrounds & Criticism (3)
ST501 Prolegomena & Bibliology (3)
ST502 Theology Proper & Creation (3)
ST503 Hamartiology & Soteriology (3)
ST504 Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, & Eschatology (3)
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.