Master Of Theology In Christian Apologetics Thesis
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Aug 21, 2023
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Liberty’s residential Master of Theology program will only be available through the Summer 2023 semester. If you are interested in this program for Fall 2023 or later, please see our online Master of Theology.

Defend Your Faith with a Master of Theology in Christian Apologetics

Have you completed your Master of Divinity but aren’t sure where to take your education next? A Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Liberty University is a great choice for those who want to gain an understanding of the deeper elements of the Christian faith and modern issues facing the apologetic community.

The Christian Apologetics portion of your studies will equip you for advanced Christian scholarship and provide the tools to engage in the current cultural discussion with critical studies in apologetics. You’ll have the opportunity to advance in pastoral, missions, Christian administration, teaching, and writing positions. The world of theology and ministry is ready to be enhanced by your expertise.

Do your part to fulfill the Great Commission and learn how to boldly defend biblical teachings and principles through Liberty University’s Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Christian Apologetics. You’ll receive the joy of ministering to others through your advanced knowledge of Scripture and acute ability to defend it.


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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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Christian Apologetics Degree?

If you are eventually planning to pursue your doctoral-level education, then the Th.M. – Christian Apologetics thesis track is the best route for you to take. It is specifically designed for those students interested in pursuing a doctorate or advancing their ministerial career. You can continue your M.Div. studies to prepare for more in-depth courses and research that culminate in a thesis paper. Your thesis will prepare you for the demands of a dissertation should you decide to pursue your doctorate.

Furthering your education at Liberty University will allow you to gain access to vast resources provided on the campus of Liberty University — one of the largest Christian universities in the nation. In addition to the Jerry Falwell Library, you will also have access to the Scriptorium and other resources of biblical knowledge and scholarly work. Between your professors and fellow students, you will gather a strong community of like-minded individuals who have similar callings and goals while obtaining your Master of Theology degree on-campus.

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Christian Apologetics?

When it comes to the Christian faith, there are many miracles to be explained by apologists for those with questions. C.S Lewis once said, “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” You will learn how to respond to the contemporary denial of those miracles, focusing on the resurrection of Jesus.

Another question often heard by ministers and apologists is, “If God is omnipotent, then why does he allow evil to exist?” You’ll take a course that allows you to explain evil in the world and the concept of hell. You’ll bring some sense of peace to those with unanswered questions.

In addition to these subjects, you will also investigate some of the current issues and trends in Christian Apologetics. You’ll even take courses on the relationship between apologetics and the Old and New Testaments.

Featured Courses

APOL 610 – Miracles

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A detailed study of contemporary denials of miracles, emphasizing the resurrection of Jesus and the part it plays in Christian apologetics and theology.

APOL 620 – Evil, Suffering, & Hell

APOL 630 – Current Issues in Apologetics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Current issues and trends in apologetics, such as the intersection of science and religion, the problem of evil, atheism, and secularism.

NBST 640 – Apologetics & the New Testament

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Key issues in the study of the New Testament with a focus on defending the truthfulness of the New Testament
  • The Synoptic Problem, historical Jesus studies, and the historicity of Acts
  • Theories of the development of New Testament Christology and claims of early, competing Christianities


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Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Christian Apologetics Degree

  • Monday-only classes for master’s programs allow students to complete large portions of their postgraduate degree by only attending class one day a week.
  • We have a state-of-the-art homiletics/teaching lab in our School of Divinity building.
  • Our Scriptorium houses the Rawlings Foundation rare books valued at over $1 million, a 111-long Torah scroll that dates to the 16th century, and a functioning replica Gutenberg Printing Press.
  • Local church ministry training is embedded within our programs.
  • Experiential learning opportunities through church and para-church ministries.

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Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Christian Apologetics Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Christian Apologetics Graduates

  • Author
  • Christian apologist
  • Church staff
  • College professor
  • Senior pastor

Admission Requirements for Postgraduate 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: