Graduation Requirements (On-Campus)

The M.A. in Christian Apologetics is a 36-unit program that includes the following:

  1. Completing the required program of study:

    1. Core in Apologetics (5 units):
      • AP 510 Apologetics Research & Writing (1)
      • AP 628 Why God Allows Evil (2)
      • AP 691 Seminar: In Defense of the Resurrection (2)
    2. Core in Biblical Studies (11 units):
      • AP 521 Survey of Genesis - Malachi (3)
      • AP 522 Survey of Matthew - Revelation (3)
      • AP 527 Hermeneutics and Bible Study Methods (3) *
      • AP 529 Scripture: Authority, Canon and Criticism (2)
    3. Core in Theology (7 units)
      • AP 541 Essential Christian Doctrine I (2)
      • AP 542 Essential Christian Doctrine II (2)
      • AP 550 Historical Theology (3)
    4. Apologetics Electives (14 units)

    5. Apologetics or University Electives (3 units)
  2. Maintaining a 2.5 average with no grade below a C in all courses to be credited toward graduation. Students cannot graduate while on probation.

  3. Completing a minimum of 24 units in the degree program at Biola University. All degree components must be completed as graded courses. Students taking courses in the modular format are required to take a minimum of 20 units in residency (on Biola's campus).

  4. Completing the entire program in no more than seven years.