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Learn from Professors, Apologists, and Lecturers like Robert Stewart, Rhyne Putman, Michael Edens, Gary Habermas, Tim McGrew, Paul Copan, William Lane Craig, Douglas Groothuis, Sean McDowell, Robert M. Bowman Jr., James Walker, and many other top scholars.

MA Christian Apologetics 36 hours
MA (Apologetics) 50 hours
MDiv Christian Apologetics 87 hours
PhD Christian Apologetics Newly Approved

Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics 36 hours

A professional degree that seeks to offer hands-on training in Christian Apologetics. Perfect for student ministry, evangelism, and cultural engagement. Already earned a seminary degree? Transfer in up to half the credit of this degree.

  • Biblical Exposition: 6 hours

    Exploring the Old Testament (3 hours)
    Exploring the New Testament (3 hours)

  • Christian Theological Heritage: 6 hours

    Systematic Theology 1 (3 hours)
    Systematic Theology 2 (3 hours)
    NOBTS, SBC, and Cooperative Program (0 hours)

  • Ministry Specialization Competency: 3 hours

    Supervised Apologetics Ministry Practicum (3 hours)

  • Christian Apologetics Core: 9 hours

    Christian Apologetics (3 hours)
    The Problem of Evil (3 hours)
    Logic (3 hours)

  • Christian Apologetics Electives: 12 hours

Master of Arts (Apologetics) 50 hours

A research-oriented degree that prepares students to engage in scholarship. This degree prepares students to proceed to the doctoral level with little or no leveling work. Students will conclude this degree with a unique thesis-writing component.

  • Biblical Studies Component: 12 hours

    Greek Exegesis courses (6 hours)
    Hebrew Exegesis courses (6 hours)

  • Historical Studies Component: 5 hours

    History of Christianity: Early-Medieval (2 hours)
    History of Christianity: Reformation-Modern (3 hours)
    NOBTS, SBC, and Cooperative Program (0 hours)

  • Theological Studies Component: 6 hours

    Systematic Theology 1 (3 hours)
    Systematic Theology 2 (3 hours)

  • Philosophical/Ethical Studies Component: 6 hours

    Philosophy of Religion (3 hours)
    Christian Ethics OR Biblical Ethics (3 hours)

  • Apologetics Core: 9 hours

    Christian Apologetics (3 hours)
    The Problem of Evil (3 hours)
    Logic (3 hours)

  • Apologetics Electives: 9 hours
  • Summative Evaluation Component: 3 hours

MDiv Christian Apologetics 87 hours

Get excellent training in Apologetics both practically and academically while receiving training in ministry. This degree provides students excellent preparation for doctoral studies.

  • Biblical Exposition Competency: 23 hours

    Exploring the Old Testament (3 hours)
    Exploring the New Testament (3 hours)
    Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics (3 hours)
    Introductory Hebrew Grammar (3 hours)
    Intermediate Hebrew Grammar for OT Exegesis (3 hours)
    Introductory Greek Grammar (3 hours)
    Intermediate Greek Grammar for NT Exegesis (3 hours)
    Encountering the Biblical World (2 hours)

  • Christian Theological Heritage Competency: 16 hours

    Systematic Theology 1 (3 hours)
    Systematic Theology 2 (3 hours)
    History of Christianity: Early-Medieval (2 hours)
    History of Christianity: Reformation-Modern (3 hours)
    Baptist Heritage (2 hours)
    Philosophy of Religion (3 hours)
    NOBTS, SBC, and Cooperative Program (0 hours)

  • Disciple Making Competency: 6-7 hours

    Supervised Ministry 1: Personal Evangelism Practicum (2 hours)
    Church Evangelism OR Church Revitalization (2 hours)
    Christian Missions OR Discipleship Strategies (3/2 hours)

  • Interpersonal Skills Competency: 2 hours

    Interpersonal Relationship Skills OR Counseling in Ministry (2 hours)

  • Servant Leadership Competency: 8 hours

    Supervised Ministry 2: Ministry Practicum (2 hours)
    Church Leadership and Administration (3 hours)
    Pastoral Ministry OR Christian Ministry (3 hours)

  • Spiritual and Character Formation Competency: 5 hours

    Christian Ethics OR Biblical Ethics (3 hours)
    Spiritual Formation 1: Basic Spiritual Disciplines (1 hour)
    Spiritual Formation 2: Multiplication (1 hour)

  • Worship Leadership Competency: 5 hours

    Proclaiming the Bible OR Teaching the Bible (3 hours)
    Preaching Practicum OR Teaching Practicum (2 hours)

  • Free Elective: 3 hours
  • Christian Apologetics Core: 9 hours

    Christian Apologetics (3 hours)
    The Problem of Evil (3 hours)
    Logic (3 hours)

  • Apologetics Electives: 9 hours

PhD Christian Apologetics

Newly Approved

Study Christian Apologetics at the highest level through on-campus study or through Online SYNC. Develop your skills as a scholar and lead the world of Apologetics in research, writing, and defending the faith.

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The Institute for Christian Apologetics at NOBTS is dedicated to equipping local churches to defend their faith.

Schedule one of our Apologetics speakers to come train your church or ministry in Christian Apologetics through a conference, individual session, or custom special event to fit your needs.

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I praise God for the training I received in apologetics during my time in New Orleans. We need to know how to best share God's word in the power of God's Spirit with people who have a variety of different beliefs and worldviews, and training in apologetics in invaluable toward that end.

David Platt

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International Mission Board

Southern Baptist Convention