2 years at full-time
Online OR Hybrid
The Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics program is designed to equip students with the biblical, theological and philosophical foundation for effectively engaging objections to the Christian faith and sharing the gospel with those who do not believe.
LBC | Capital’s master’s degree, with online or hybrid courses, equips students to effectively commend the Christian faith, as they delve into specialized study in apologetics combined with focused theology classes that serve as the starting point for a robust biblical defense of the Christian faith. Students learn the basics of metaphysics and epistemology in order to analyze any worldview or religion. A practical focus enables students to effectively engage unbelievers in real-life gospel conversations.
As the capstone requirement, students may choose one of these 3-credit courses: APO 640 Cultural Apologetics OR APO 650 Advanced Apologetics
While there are no residency requirements for online courses, there is a two-day residency requirement for hybrid courses.
Transfer up to 50% of a degree from an outside institution
Biblical & Theological Foundations 12 Credits
Required Apologetics Course 12 Credits
Elective Apologetics Courses 9 Credits
Capstone Course 3 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and program details.
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The MA in Christian Apologetics program will prepare you for a wide range of service and/or ministry contexts:
The following is the proposed schedule for this degree program.
Students determined to have Advanced Standing by the Registrar’s office will have some or all of the Theology courses waived.
|BIB 505 Introduction to Biblical and Theological Research||Fall 1||3|
|APO 505 Christian Apologetics||Fall 1||3|
|APO 512 New Testament Issues in Apologetics||Spring 1||3|
|BTC 563 Biblical Interpretation||Spring 1||3|
|APO 515 Old Testament Issues in Apologetics||Summer 1||3|
|THE 501 Christian Doctrine 1||Summer 1||3|
|THE 502 Christian Doctrine 2||Fall 2||3|
|APO 510 Philosophy for Apologetics||Fall 2||3|
|Elective 1||Spring 2||3|
|Elective 2||Spring 2||3|
|Elective 3||Summer 2||3|
|APO 640 Cultural Apologetics OR APO 650 Advanced Apologetics||Summer 2||3|