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Biola’s M.A. in Christian Apologetics and M.A. in Science and Religion programs receive ATS (Association of Theological Schools) accreditation

March 7, 2018

The M.A. in Christian Apologetics program at Biola University, widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost apologetics programs, officially joins Talbot School of Theology after the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), Talbot’s accrediting body, approved the program as well as the M.A. in Science and Religion program. Clint Arnold, Talbot dean, explains: “There has always been a close relationship between Christian apologetics and Talbot School of Theology. But now that relationship has been strengthened even more. Christian apologetics has always been accredited by our regional accreditor (WASC Senior College and University Commission), but now the two master’s programs are dually accredited. The Talbot administration and faculty are thrilled to work more closely with Christian apologetics — both to learn from their innovative delivery model and to identify ways to work collaboratively and more effectively for kingdom purposes.”

Both the M.A. in Apologetics and M.A. in Science and Religion programs are available in flexible formats including hybrid or distance learning. An online certificate program is also available. Students in the M.A. Apologetics program study a variety of new and innovative course offerings taught by world class faculty such as William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Sean McDowell, Craig Hazen, Kevin Lewis, R. Scott Smith and others.

The M.A. in Science and Religion program is designed to provide scientifically literate individuals with the essential background in theology, history and philosophy that is necessary to integrate modern science with evangelical Christianity.

“We [the apologetics program] were already so tightly connected to [Talbot’s] philosophy program as well as theology and biblical studies, that coming together as a family … makes all the sense in the world. Our students will benefit, our faculty will benefit and our collective kingdom ministries will benefit,” adds Craig Hazen, founder and director of M.A. program in Christian apologetics and director of the M.A. program in science and religion.

For more information, contact Michael Strawsburg at (562) 906-4570