Master Of Arts In Christian Apologetics NonThesis
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Defend Your Faith and Follow God’s Calling with Our M.A. in Christian Apologetics Degree

Christian apologetics is the study and research of historical, evidential and reasonable facts 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 strives to uphold this pursuit through ensuring that each apologetics course has a rich foundation in biblical principles. Students receive this form of education through the exploration of hermeneutics, studying miracles within the Bible, and the history of Christian Apologetics. 

In our master’s in apologetics program, you will study current challenges to the faith, such as atheism and the problem of evil, and develop logical arguments in response to these challenges. This degree equips you with the tools you need to serve as an apologist in your local church, on the mission field, or even through print as a Christian author. Partner with us, and become the Champion for Christ you always knew you could be.


Your divinity degree is approved by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and has met rigorous accreditation standards. 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 Apologetics?

At Liberty, we Train Champions for Christ. This means we are dedicated to providing you with the advanced training you need to impact the world for Christ – wherever He calls you. Our graduate divinity programs train you to defend the authority of scripture with grace and compassion, as you learn from experienced faculty members who have served Christ all over the world. Whether you are preparing for the missions field, ministry within the local church, or teaching seminary classes, our biblical exposition master’s degree will give you the tools you need to correctly interpret Scripture and share God’s truth with others. 

What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Apologetics – Non-thesis Degree Program?

Christian apologists must be able to defend the Bible with confidence and intelligence. Our master’s degree in Christian apologetics provides the in-depth training in apologetics you need to prepare for the challenges that will arise in 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 a Christian apologetics degree, you can strengthen your faith and prepare to defend your beliefs in your career and your ministry!

This master’s degree culminates in a capstone course, which will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply your knowledge to a specific problem currently facing Christianity. Throughout the apologetics master’s program, our professors will mentor you as you seek to follow God’s will for your life.

View our non-thesis Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information about what you will study.

Featured Courses

APOL 500 – Introduction to Apologetics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The biblical basis for apologetics
  • Current apologetic methods
  • The relationship between faith and reason
  • How to respond to current apologetic issues such as the existence of God
  • Major worldviews in conflict with Christianity today

APOL 550 – Faith and Reason

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to use logic in apologetics
  • The nature of God
  • Religious epistemology
  • The nature of man and the human mind
  • The nature of divine providence

NBST 610 – Hermeneutics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The history of interpretation
  • The influence of extra-biblical interpretations
  • Current interpretive approaches to Scripture

RTCH 500 – Research, Writing, and Ministry Preparation

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to design and conduct theological research
  • How to develop your academic writing skills
  • How to prevent ministry burnout by balancing academic and family obligations
  • How intentionally pursue spiritual formation
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Career Opportunities for Our Master’s in Christian Apologetics Degree Graduates

  • Associate Pastor
  • Author
  • Church / Apologetics Ministry Staff Member
  • Missionary

Admission Requirements for Graduate Divinity Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

Highlights of Our M.A. in Christian Apologetics Degree Program

  • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Our faculty members are well-respected authors, speakers, and researchers.
  • We are committed to teaching you how to defend the authority of scripture.
  • Our divinity degrees provide hands-on training and learning opportunities within local church settings as well as churches and organizations like the International Mission Board, Hume Lake, Samaritan’s Purse, and Second Baptist Houston.
  • Monday-only classes give you the option of completing large portions of your master’s degree by attending classes one day a week.
  • We offer many grants and scholarship opportunities to our residential students, including Keesee Scholarship.