Description of the Accelerated Master of Divinity/Apologetics Degree
The accelerated Master of Divinity/apologetics degree is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent. It is designed for those who want to be equipped for any ministry context yet place a special emphasis on defending the Christian faith and persuading others to embrace it. It is suitable for those pursuing the pastorate, student, collegiate, or parachurch evangelism ministries. Upon completion the student will be well equipped to provide leadership in any ministry role, to evaluate and critique philosophical and theological issues facing churches and society, and to clearly present a logical and biblical defense of Scripture and the Christian faith. The accelerated Master of Divinity/apologetics degree requires 60 semester hours of course credit and is only available to students who have completed a Bachelor of Arts in Christian studies or Bachelor of Arts in biblical counseling at Mid-America, or students from other Christian colleges who have satisfied the specific course requirements as indicated.
Completion Requirements for the Accelerated Master of Divinity/Apologetics Degree
In order to qualify for graduation from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student in the accelerated Master of Divinity/apologetics degree program must satisfy the General Requirements for Graduation as set forth in this catalog.
Each student seeking the accelerated Master of Divinity/apologetics degree must complete the 60 semester hours of credit specified in the following chart. The accelerated Master of Divinity/apologetics degree includes several components:
- 42 hours of required courses
- 15 semester hours of elective courses and
- a three-credit hour capstone paper/course.
Note: Logos Bible Research Software (Silver edition or above) is recommended for courses in the New Testament Department.
Required Courses for the Accelerated Master of Divinity/Apologetics
|The History of the Baptists
& GR 5802
and Greek 2
|Systematic Theology 2
|Introduction to Apologetics
|Cultural Apologetics and Worldview Evangelism
|Old Testament Elective
|Free Elective *
|Logic and Christian Persuasion
& HB 5402
|Hebrew Grammar 1
and Hebrew Grammar 2
|Select one of the following sequences:
|Principles of Teaching 1
and Principles of Teaching 2
|Biblical Preaching 1
and Biblical Preaching 2
|Contemporary Ethical Issues in Apologetics
|The Historical Reliability of the Gospels
|Creation and Scientific Apologetics
Traditional World Religions and Cults if student has not had it in undergraduate degree.
The Master of Divinity/apologetics program meets all prerequisite master-level requirements for both the Doctor of Ministry program and the Doctor of Philosophy program.