Regardless of your specific campus ministry context, now more than ever those serving on the high school or college campus must be equipped with apologetics and philosophical training. In this information age, false ideas about God and Christianity spread like wildfire. Those tasked with reaching students with the truth of the Gospel must be well informed with sound Christian thinking that integrates theology, philosophy, and apologetics. Southern Evangelical Seminary & Bible College provides that integrated training that will equip you to proclaim the Gospel, engage the culture, and defend the Truth.
Students looking at online programs in theology, philosophy, apologetics, or biblical studies are impressed when they discover how our digital campus experience pushes far beyond the outdated models of asynchronous education most schools still use. Everything we have developed at SES will equip you to engage a culture that is hostile to the Gospel, and you can get this training without leaving your current ministry context.
You almost certainly have at least some basic — and perhaps even advanced — knowledge of Christian theology and apologetics. Many new students at SES have studied books like Tactics by Gregory Koukl, Lewis’ Mere Christianity, or I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by SES alum Frank Turek and SES co-founder Norman Geisler. These are all very helpful resources, but perhaps you have reached that point in your self-guided research where you hit a wall or find yourself out of your depth.
It’s one thing to employ tactics effectively in conversation and know the basics of Christianity. It’s another thing to realize you have not been grounded in a sound philosophy that integrates into a full, robust systematic theology. You can be a good philosopher without being a good apologist, but it does not work the other way around! Giving you the philosophical foundation you need for both theology and apologetics is just one of the ways that a degree or certificate from SES will serve you well. Watch the short video below to learn more.
Originally birthed at SES, Ratio Christi establishes apologetics clubs on college and high school campuses. Ratio Christi staff and missionaries receive a 25% tuition discount on for-credit courses at SES. In addition, for those willing to commit to full-time service to this unique and important mission, the Ratio Christi Missionary Apologist Training Fellowship (RCMA Training Fellowship) is your path to get fully trained, fully funded, and fully equipped to join the fight. RCMA students receive the same 25% tuition discount in addition to training provided by Ratio Christi such as support raising, practical experience, and more. Contact Ratio Christi for details.
Prospective students are almost always surprised to learn how affordable we keep our degree programs at Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College.
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.
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 graduate school 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. Take the next step now.
36 hoursThe shortest of our graduate programs, this degree is built for a wide range of applications in ministry within churches, parachurch organizations, and more.
36 hoursYou could complete this master’s program in less than two years of full-time study and be equipped for service in 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. There are so many possibilities.
42 hoursYou can earn this degree in less than two years and be equipped to teach at a Bible college or pursue PhD studies and advanced academic scholarship.
60 hoursOur flagship master’s program is perfect for those seeking ordination and full-time ministry, a writing and speaking career, or advanced apologetics training.
90 hoursWith the broad foundation of our M.Div in Apologetics program, you’ll be strongly equipped for writing, teaching, speaking, and defending the Christian faith.
36 hoursThe 36 hour Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics enhances your credibility while giving you confidence and competence to address the unique issues of 21st-century pastoral leadership. This program will help you cast a vision for the future of your ministry in a complex and increasingly secular world.
15-18 hoursEach certificate is designed to prepare professionals or laypersons with uniquely integrated training in theology, philosophy, and apologetics to build a complete and systematic Christian world view. Certificate students are enrolled in actual for-credit courses and may apply their credits towards a future SES degree.