Courses | M.A. in Christian Apologetics
Below are the course requirements for this academic program. For more program details, including graduation requirements and learning outcomes, visit Biola's academic catalog.
- Applicants must have completed all bachelor’s degree requirements with a grade point average (GPA) equivalent to a “B” or higher in all undergraduate study prior to the start of the program and must have a bachelor’s degree conferred from a regionally accredited institution prior to the start of the second term.
- One pastoral and at least one character reference.
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from your previous colleges and/or universities in a sealed envelope, sent electronically, or physically delivered in an untampered envelope sealed by the institution to the Biola Office of Graduate Admissions.
Note: Official documents for admission or evaluation become part of the student’s academic file and normally cannot be returned or copied for distribution.
- Satisfactorily complete at least 39 semester credits as outlined in the curriculum below.
- Maintain a 2.5 average with no grade below a "C" in all courses to be credited toward graduation. Students are placed on academic probation if their grade point average for any semester falls below 2.5 and will remain on probation as long as the single semester or cumulative grade point average remains below 2.5. Probation students are granted one semester in which to bring their academic work up to the required level (2.5) for continuance in the program. A student cannot graduate while on probation.
- Complete a minimum of 24 credits in the degree program at Biola University. Up to 15 credits of graduate work may be transferred into the program for courses determined to be comparable. Advanced standing may also be granted for appropriate undergraduate coursework determined to be comparable to required graduate-level classes. Consult your admissions counselor for more information.
- All degree components, except for CSAP 681, 696, and 699 must be completed as graded courses.
- Complete the entire program in no more than seven years.
- Meet with department advisor and graduate academic records and degree specialist in the Office of the Registrar one year prior to graduation to declare intent to graduate. (See Graduate Graduation Check description in Admission, Enrollment and Graduation Requirements section.)
|CSAP 510||Apologetics Research and Writing 1||1|
|CSAP 529||Scripture: Authority, Canon, and Criticism||2|
|CSAP 625||Philosophy of Religion (Capstone Project for program is the term paper for CSAP 625.) 2||2|
|CSAP 628||Why God Allows Evil||2|
|CSAP 629||Scientific Apologetics||2|
|CSAP 651||Comparative Religions 3||2|
|CSAP 691||In Defense of the Resurrection||2|
|CSAP 696||Apologetics Practicum||1|
|Biblical and Theology Core|
|CSAP 521||Old Testament Survey||3|
|CSAP 522||New Testament Survey||3|
|CSAP 541||Essential Christian Doctrine I||2|
|CSAP 542||Essential Christian Doctrine II||3|
|CSAP 638||Spiritual Formation and the Life of the Mind I||2|
|CSAP 639||Spiritual Formation and the Life of the Mind II||1|
|Apologetics Electives (see Department for advising on elective courses)||9|