M.A. in Christian Apologetics, Non-Thesis Track

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Receive training for full-time Christian ministry, theological education, or ministry in the local church. With a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics degree from the Rawlings School of Divinity, you’ll experience focused study in biblical, philosophical, and historical apologetics as well as grow in understanding the central elements of the Christian faith and today’s questions.

Learn how to articulate defend Christianity’s truth-claims as you study the Scriptures and the essential truths of the Christian message.

You’ll also receive the values, knowledge, and skills you need to effectively engage in a variety of ministry-related roles. The Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics degree is appropriate for an entry-level and general professional degree in religion.


Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards. So you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations. Liberty University is also regionally accredited by SACSCOC.

Academic Information

Courses You Could Take

  • APOL 520: History of Christian Apologetics
  • APOL 550: Faith and Reason
  • NBST 640: Apologetics and the New Testament
  • APOL 679: Apologetics Capstone

Program of Study

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Admissions Requirements & More

Find M.A. in Christian Apologetics admissions requirements, transfer information, and accreditation on the Residential Admissions site.


Potential Careers

  • Associate pastor
  • Christian author
  • Church staff
  • Ministry worker

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