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Master of Arts – Christian Apologetics

Talbot School of Theology


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.

Program Details

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.

Online Format:

  • 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.

Learn more about our learning formats

Karen Fisher

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.

Evangelist/Assistant to the Director at Ministry to Muslims
M.A. — Christian Apologetics '21
2 years or more
Standard Duration
This indicates the standard duration of this program. Completion time may vary depending on transferred coursework and preferred courseload.
Total Program Credits
Every program at Biola University features rigorous academics, biblically integrated curriculum and vocational preparation.
Biola University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Additional accreditations may apply to specific programs.

Career Paths

Students who receive complete the Christian apologetics program are eligible to serve as:

  • Evangelists
  • Missionaries
  • Teachers
  • Writers
  • Church and ministry staff
  • Researchers

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