Apologetics - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What sorts of degrees in Apologetics are available at NOBTS?

A: We offer the following masters and doctoral degrees related to Apologetics. 

Q: Can you earn any or all of the degrees online?

A: YES, all of our masters degrees can be earned either residentially or at distance, including online.

Q: Can you proceed on to doctoral work from any or all of the degrees?

A: Yes, the MDIV with a specialization in Christian Apologetics, the MA (Apologetics), and the MDIV with a specialization in Islamic Studies are degrees from which you can proceed to a doctoral program, although different schools and programs have different entrance requirements.  Significant additional work would be required to enter a doctoral program with a MA in Christian Apologetics.

Q: Can I transfer some or all of my credit from a previous degree or previous graduate work?

A: Yes.  Credit for up to half the degree can that you pursue can be transferred in from a previously earned degree.  If you have not completed the degree yet, all applicable hours from an appropriately accredited school may be applied toward your degree.

Q: How many hours must be earned through NOBTS?

A: At least one-third of the degree must be earned from NOBTS.* 

Q: I already have an undergraduate hours in religion.  Can that help me? 

A: Possibly.  For more information on how you can save time and money earning a degree at NOBTS, go to the Baptist College Partnership Program (BCPP).

Q: How much is NOBTS tuition?

A: Because NOBTS is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention tuition for every Southern Baptist student is significantly discounted because of the Cooperative Program.  The Southern Baptist graduate hourly tuition cost is $225 per hour.  The non-Southern Baptist graduate tuition cost is $335 per hour.  (There are additional fees for online courses, hybrid courses, and off-campus courses.)

*The registrar will have to assess your transcript.  NOBTS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).