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M.A. in Religion: Christian Apologetics

M.A. in Religion: Christian Apologetics

Residential Master’s Degree in Religion: Christian Apologetics

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Learn how to defend the theological and historical foundations of the Christian faith with the Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.): Christian Apologetics degree.

The Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) provides foundational instruction in discipleship ministry, sermon preparation, and practical ministry skills. And, with the Christian Apologetics cognate, you’ll also learn how to address questions raised about the truthfulness of Christianity.

Appropriate as an entry level and general professional degree in religion, this program offers intensive study in the Scriptures and the essential truths of the Christian message. The Christian Apologetics (M.A.R.) degree benefits pastors and ministry leaders who seek a firm scriptural foundation for service in Christian ministry. It also lays the groundwork for potential advanced studies in a program like the 75-hour Master of Divinity.

Explore Scripture and the essential truths of Christianity with this degree, and graduate ready to continue your education or enter the ministry.

The M.A. in Religion (M.A.R.): Christian Apologetics degree is also offered online

Liberty Theological Seminary 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 accredited by SACSCOC.

Academics: M.A.R.: Christian Apologetics

Credit Hours

60 total credit hours

Program of Study 

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.): Christian Apologetics 

Admissions Requirements

Find M.A.R. in Christian Apologetics admissions requirements.

Featured Courses in Christian Apologetics

  • History of Christian Apologetics (APOL 520)
  • Faith & Reason (APOL 550)
  • Evil, Suffering & Hell (APOL 620)
  • Apologetics & the New Testament (NBST 640)

Career Opportunities With an M.A.R. Degree

  • Associate Pastor
  • Church Education Administrator
  • Lay Ministry Leader
  • Missionary
  • Teaching Pastor