Master of Arts – Christian Apologetics
Through the Master of Arts with a focus in Christian Apologetics degree, students are prepared to articulate a Christian worldview reverently, with intelligence, confidence and compassion. The program fosters personal spiritual growth and maturity through guided study of the Scriptures and theology, mutual encouragement in the Christian life and intellectual rigor. Students will establish a foundation in theology, critical thinking, and perennial topics in apologetics, and will have access to a variety of new and innovative course offerings taught by our world class faculty.
Why Study Christian Apologetics at Biola?
World Leader in Christian Apologetics
Biola’s Christian apologetics program is widely recognized as one of the world's foremost apologetics programs, boasting a fully accredited, 39-credit curriculum.
Build a Strong Intellectual Framework
Gain insight and knowledge to confidently make the case for faith in Jesus Christ and correct misconceptions about Christianity.
Flexible Online and On-campus Learning
Pursue your degree with online and on-campus learning opportunities, with classes that fit your busy schedule.
Distinguished and Expert Faculty
Learn from scholars such as William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Sean McDowell, Craig Hazen, Kevin Lewis, R. Scott Smith and others.
The Christian apologetics program is offered in both online and on-campus learning formats. Here are a few key points about the program structure:
- On-campus classes are offered primarily in the evening or on weekends, to accommodate the working individual.
- All 39 credits can be completed online, where students participate in reading and online discussion forums with other students.
- Students will have opportunities to learn and fellowship on Biola's campus by taking advantage of two day weekend seminars, a one-week advanced apologetics summer course, or traditional full semester courses.
Know what you believe and why you believe it. The MACA program at Biola will help you accomplish this so that you can give to others “the reason for the hope you have” in Christ.
M.A. — Christian Apologetics '21
Students who receive complete the Christian apologetics program are eligible to serve as:
- Church and ministry staff