Steadfast in the Truth

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Are you ready to transform your faith and unleash your purpose? In a post-Christian world, the ability to remain steadfast in the truth and penetrate the culture with the Gospel requires intentional preparation. Through integrated apologetics-focused Christian education, Southern Evangelical Seminary provides the necessary tools you need for effective evangelism and discipleship.

Online, Apologetics-Focused Seminary Training for Today

As Southern Evangelical Seminary alum Dr. Frank Turek understands, SES provides an integrated approach to philosophy, theology, and apologetics that will equip you to form a complete and systematic Christian worldview. Whether you’re seeking a degree or certificate in apologetics, philosophy, biblical studies, or something else, our uniquely integrated approach forms the foundation of every SES program. Good philosophy provides a solid foundation from which to do theology, and both provide necessary tools for sound apologetics. Together, all three disciplines aid in removing obstacles to the Gospel (evangelism) and in building mature disciples who live the Gospel (discipleship) and are steadfast in the truth.

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"Do not go to SES … unless you want to know why Christianity is true, and unless you want to be able to deal with the philosophical and skeptical ideas that are all over the culture. … SES does an absolutely terrible job at getting you to agree with the culture. … Don't go to SES if you want to be an average Christian who doesn't get anything done. Only go to SES if you want to be an ambassador and someone who's going to make a difference in life."

Dr. Frank Turek

SES ALUM/ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, PRESIDENT OF CROSSEXAMINED.ORG

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Integrated Thinking

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

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Digital-First

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

Affordable

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

accredited

Accredited

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

integrated thinking

Integrated Thinking

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

Digital-First

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

Affordable

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

accredited

Accredited

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

Consistently ranked as one of the best apologetics programs in the country

Faculty With Real-Life Ministry Experience

Go beyond merely textbook knowledge as you learn from experienced faculty who bring pastoral wisdom and real-life insights to your education, tailoring their guidance to align with your goals and callings.

Apologetics Discussion

Engaging Courses Connect Knowledge with Application

Our courses blend theology, philosophy, and apologetics, equipping you to address today’s cultural questions about love, suffering, and God’s plan, defend the Bible’s truth, and connect with diverse audiences.

Classical Christian Thinking for Modern Believers

Our apologetics-focused curriculum gives you the bedrock tenets of classical theism, equipping you with a solid theological foundation to engage culture and share the Gospel confidently.

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Apologetics-Focused Academics

Featured Academic Programs

Apologetics-Focus Undergraduate

Undergraduate

SES offers a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies designed to prepare students for later graduate work in apologetics, philosophy, biblical studies, and more. Some hours may also be applied to M.A. studies.

Apologetics-Focus Graduate

Graduate

In addition to apologetics degrees, several academically rigorous Masters degrees are available that provide students with integrated and in-depth studies that will prepare you for ministry or doctoral work.

Seminary education that prepares you.

Doctoral

A Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics (D.Min.) as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy of Religion (Ph.D.) offer students opportunities to develop their own research and practical resources.

Certificate

Certificates

For-credit certificates are offered in a number of areas of concentration. You're enrolled in the same classes as degree students, earning the same credits that can be applied to a degree in the future.

Apologetics-Focus Undergraduate

Undergraduate

SES offers a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies designed to prepare students for later graduate work in apologetics, philosophy, biblical studies, and more. Some hours may also be applied to M.A. studies.

Apologetics-Focus Graduate

Graduate

In addition to apologetics degrees, several academically rigorous Masters degrees are available that provide students with integrated and in-depth studies that will prepare you for ministry or doctoral work.

Seminary education that prepares you.

Doctoral

A Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics (D.Min.) as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy of Religion (Ph.D.) offer students opportunities to develop their own research as well as practical resources.

Certificate

Certificates

For-credit certificates are offered in a number of areas of concentration. You're enrolled in the same classes as degree students, earning the same credits that can be applied to a degree in the future.

“[Apologetics] is opening the door, clearing the rubble, and getting rid of the hurdles so that people can come to Christ."

Dr. Norman Geisler, SES Co-Founder

A Valuable Education with Exceptionally Affordable Tuition

Prospective students are almost always surprised to learn how affordable we keep our degree and certificate programs at Southern Evangelical Seminary.

You need effective training for ministry through online apologetics education — not a crippling load of student loan debt and government interference. The value of a degree here pays off through your entire career and truly has an eternal value as well.

As a result, we're delighted to tell you that you'll have a very difficult time finding a better tuition rate than what we offer at SES:

$475

$475

per credit hour (graduate level)

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Frank Turek Scholarship Program

75% OFF FOR-CREDIT COURSES

Thanks to some very generous donors, the Frank Turek Scholarship Program provides up to 75% tuition discounts (based on the Master’s Degree tuition price) for qualifying for-credit apologetics courses and certificates. Applicants are expected to be currently serving in ministry of some capacity.

CrossExamined Instructor Academy Discount

25% OFF FOR-CREDIT COURSES

The CrossExamined Instructor Academy (CIA) is an intense three-day program where you will learn how to present I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist—which involves four main topics: Truth, God, Miracles, and the New Testament—and how to answer questions about those topics in a hostile environment. CIA graduates are eligible to receive a 25% discount on all for-credit courses. Proof of CIA completion can be uploaded during the discount application process.

Online Christian Courses Discount

10% OFF FOR-CREDIT COURSES / 3 HOURS OF COURSE CREDIT POSSIBLE

An Online Christian Courses (OCC) student who earns a certificate from an approved full-length Premium OCC Certificate Course may earn three (3) credit hours at SES for Introduction to Christian Apologetics (AP501/401) by completing the additional assignments noted on our financial aid page. In addition, all OCC graduates are can receive a 10% discount on all for-credit courses. Proof of OCC course completion and assignments can be uploaded during the discount application process.

“I can hardly find words to express how thankful I am for SES. After my Christianity was deconstructed, they literally shepherded me, one class at a time, through my faith reconstruction. SES continues to equip students to defend objective truth, the true Gospel, and the inerrancy of Scripture. They are also holding the line by rejecting cultural trends like wokeness and redefinitions of gender and sexuality.”

Alisa Childers, Author & SES Student

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Ready to Apply Now?

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.

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