Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics
School of Professional Studies: Graduate Programs In addition to its undergraduate educational programs, the School of Professional Studies serves the Christian community by offering interd isciplinary masters degrees as well as continuing education seminars, courses, and certificates. Delivery Formats Courses, seminars, conferences and related learning experiences are scheduled in the evening and on weekends for the convenience of working adults. Courses are usually six to eight weeks in length with one four hour class per week. Alternative scheduling is often employed for enhanced instructional effectiveness. Seminars are normally four evenings or two days in length.
Director: ... .... ............................... Craig J Hazen, PhD Professors: ..... ................. Bloom, Craig, Deweese, Geivett, Gomes, ... Hazen, Horner, Lewis, Moreland, Rae, ........................................ Reynolds, Russell, S. Smi th, Spears Program Description The Master of Arts degree in Christian Apologetics is designed for individuals who desire academic and practical preparation fo r pro claiming and defending the historic doctrines of the Christ ian faith. 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. The program incorporates knowledge and perspective from many academic disciplines and provides stimulating graduate education for those who wish to engage unbelievers effectively in the world of ideas.
The curriculum is designed for students who may have little or no formal academic training in biblical studies, theology or philosophy.
Many of the courses in this program are available in a "modular" format that combines short-term campus visits with distance learn ing. The modular program is designed to make the MA in Christian Apologetics available to students who cannot relocate to southern Ca li fornia for the regular residential program. This program may not qualify for financial aid or deferring of educational loan payments. Applicants who might be interested in the modular format should contact Apologetics Program Office for more information at (562) 906-4570.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average (GPA) equivalent to a B, or higher in all undergraduate study.
One pastoral and at least one professional or academic refer ence.
Official documents for admission or evaluation become part of the student's academic file and normally cannot be returned or copied for distribution.
Graduation Requirements The MA in Christian Apologetics is a 36 unit program that includes the fol lowing:
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