MA Christian Apologetics Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 24, 2020
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Follow Your Calling with a Master’s Degree in Christian Apologetics Online

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

What is Christian Apologetics?

Christian apologetics is the study and research of historical data, philosophy, and reason to defend Christian theology. Individuals in Christian apologetics strive to find outside sources to reinforce the authenticity of the teachings found in the Bible.

Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics seeks to uphold this pursuit by ensuring that each apologetics course has a rich foundation in biblical principles. You will explore hermeneutics, examine miracles within the Bible, and study the history of Christian apologetics. 


Liberty University’s John W. 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.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Christian Apologetics?

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics was created to prepare students to enter Christian ministry. The 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.

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! 

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What Will You Learn in Our Master’s Degree in Christian Apologetics?

Christian apologists must be able to defend the Bible with confidence and intelligence. Liberty University’s master’s degree in Christian apologetics will 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 will study complex and fascinating topics such as miracles, the history of interpretation, and the intersection between faith and reason.

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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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Discounted divinity block rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours*
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)

*Credits taken above 15 credit hours are charged at the part-time rate.

Potential Career Options with a Master’s Degree in Christian Apologetics

  • Apologist
  • Author
  • Campus minister
  • Associate or youth pastor

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Divinity Programs

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • School of Divinity questionnaire
  • Contact information for one pastoral recommender
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Benefits of Earning a Master’s Degree in Christian Apologetics

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for the master’s degree in Christian apologetics has not increased in 5 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Liberty’s online ministry master’s degrees have received’s Best Online Master’s in Ministry award for 2019.
  • Receive a quality education from some of the world’s leading evangelical professors.
  • Build upon core values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve the community as a spiritual leader.

Similar Online Degree Programs

  • Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics – Thesis Track – This version of the 100% online M.A. in Christian Apologetics includes a thesis project to demonstrate your theology and apologetics expertise.
  • Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) – This online master’s in religious studies degree program combines essential communication and writing skills with a thorough study of scriptures and essential truths of the Christian faith.
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Liberty’s divinity online ministry degree seeks to prepare students through an in-depth and well-rounded curriculum designed to address the areas of Christianity, ministry, discipleship, and administration.