Apologetics-Focused Education for the College Campus

Training for Campus Ministry

Are You Prepared to Proclaim and Defend the Gospel to Modern, Well-Educated Students?

Those serving in campus ministry on the college, or even high school, campus must be equipped with apologetics and philosophical training

In this information age, false ideas about God and Christianity spread like wildfire. Those in campus ministry tasked with reaching students with the truth of the Gospel must be well informed with sound Christian thinking.

Through integrated apologetics-focused Christian education, undergirded with sound philosophy and theology, Southern Evangelical Seminary will equip you to form a complete and systematic Christian worldview. This vital training provides the necessary tools you need for effective evangelism and discipleship.These tools can be practically incorporated into your own campus ministry as you equip students to proclaim the Gospel and remain steadfast in the truth.

Beyond Online Education

Campus ministers 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or biblical studies are impressed when they discover how our digital campus experience pushes far beyond the outdated models of asynchronous education most schools still use.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 campus ministry context.

Why Should You Seriously Consider Studying at SES?

You almost certainly have at least some basic — and perhaps even advanced — knowledge of Christian 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.

Apologetics, theology, and even Bible study will never reach their potential without being grounded in sound philosophy. It's not a matter of whether you're doing philosophy. It's a matter of whether you're doing it well or poorly. You can be a good philosopher without being a good apologist or theologian, 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.

Play Video

By Training in Campus Ministry at SES, You Will

Ratio Christi Scholarship Program

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. 

Alicia Parente, Ratio Christi’s Director of Human Resources and Administration, states, “Our people who graduate SES are so well informed, educated, and so ready to be in the field. It’s great. Thank you all for that!” Contact Ratio Christi for details.


Financial Aid & Discounts

See the Vital Need for Apologetics-Focused Education

Engaging real-world issues for the sake of the Gospel

Download Your FREE eBook Today!

May we use this number to text you?
Marketing by

A Valuable Degree with Exceptionally Affordable Tuition

Prospective students are almost always surprised to learn how affordable we keep our degree programs at Southern Evangelical Seminary. You will also not be bogged down with numerous fees.

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. 

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 per credit hour (Graduate Level).


per credit hour

Read more about our current tuition rates, flexible payment plans, and financial aid opportunities.


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.

"I am using the information I learned at SES on a daily basis as I defend the Christian worldview on the college campus. I simply could not be doing what I am doing, the way that I am doing it, without the training I received at SES. At SES I learned how to think through issues in a way that is simply foreign to most Christians, including graduates of other seminaries. I recommend SES to everyone that I can – especially my students!"

Aaron Marshall


Example Degrees for Campus Ministers

Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (M.A.C.A.)


Dig into the meat of classical apologetics with this foundational M.A. degree; be equipped for ministry or further studies

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy


Stand out in the evangelical world with this deep dive into classical philosophy and its important role in the apologetics task

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Christian Apologetics & Theology


This seminary-level degree will take your apologetics training to the next level by layering in important theological study