Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (Non-Thesis) Subtitle


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you want to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with non-believers? If clarifying misunderstandings about Christianity or responding to intellectual objections sounds like fun, then maybe you have a calling to study apologetics. Removing the obstacles that are in the way of someone seeing the truth of Scripture is something that apologists do regularly.

Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics is a 100% online Christian ministry degree program. Our online Christian apologetics courses can provide you with the philosophical, historical, and biblical knowledge to defend the truth claims of Christianity. Through our Christian apologetics training, you can gain a more profound understanding of Scripture for personal ministry and strengthen your understanding of the Bible.

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Liberty University’s 100% online master of arts in apologetics was created to prepare students to enter Christian ministry. This online apologetics degree is an excellent next step to further your ministry and prepare for higher education in a doctoral program, should you choose to pursue one in the future.

The importance of apologetics is not only in teaching non-believers the Good News of Jesus Christ but in strengthening the Christian faith of those already in the church. Did you know that 75% of college students will walk away from their faith within 2 years of entering college?* These days more than ever, we need passionate people such as yourself to help fulfill the Great Commission.

We know that many of our students are currently serving in a ministry and need the flexibility and structure that an online degree offers. With a flexible, online master’s degree in Christian apologetics, you can fit your studies into your life and better understand the Scriptures to defend biblical teachings. Liberty University is proud to partner with you through an online degree as you prepare for a lifetime of effective ministry!

*The Village Baptist Church, at Living Out Acts, (Viewed online July 2, 2021).


Liberty Theological Seminary, as part of Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your seminary 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.

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Christian apologists must be able to defend the Bible with confidence and intelligence. Liberty University’s master’s degree in Christian apologetics can give you in-depth training in the core areas of apologetics to prepare you for the challenges of ministry. Through an exploration of the Old and New Testaments, you can study complex and fascinating topics such as miracles, the history of interpretation, and the intersection between faith and reason.

One of the false accusations against becoming a Christian is that you must abandon reason and take a blind leap of faith. Your studies can train you in the use of logic in biblical apologetics and the nature of God, man, and the human mind. You can also learn to defend the resurrection of Jesus and the many miracles that are often denied by contemporary skeptics.

You can also gain a deep understanding of key issues in the Old Testament. You can study the history and archaeological developments in regard to the study of the Old Testament. Because our apologetics courses integrate a biblical worldview into the curriculum, you can be confident that your training is preparing you with sound doctrine. With an online Christian apologetics degree, you can strengthen your faith and prepare to defend your beliefs in your career and your ministry!

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These rates also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

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  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate and postgraduate divinity courses
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  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)**
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These benefits also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

*Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate.

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