Master of Divinity/Apologetics

Description of the Master of Divinity/Apologetics Degree

The 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 Master of Divinity/apologetics degree requires 90 semester hours of course credit.

Completion Requirements for the Master of Divinity/Apologetics Degree

General Requirements

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.

Course Requirements

Each student seeking the Master of Divinity/apologetics degree must complete the 60 semester hours of credit specified in the following chart. The Master of Divinity/apologetics degree includes two components:

  1. 78 hours of required courses and
  2. 12 semester hours of free elective courses.

Note: Logos Bible Research Software (Silver edition or above) is recommended for courses in the New Testament Department.

Requirements for the Master of Divinity/Apologetics Degree

Plan of Study Grid
First YearHours
OT 5101
OT 5102
Old Testament Survey 1
and Old Testament Survey 2
GR 5801
GR 5802
Greek 1
and Greek 2
CH 6001 The History of Christianity 3
EV 6200 Personal Evangelism 3
EN 7900 Introduction to Research and Writing 3
MS 6370 Introduction to Missions 3
BH 5100 Hermeneutics 3
AP 6910 Introduction to Apologetics 3
Second Year
HB 5401
HB 5402
Hebrew Grammar 1
and Hebrew Grammar 2
NT 5601
NT 5602
New Testament Survey 1
and New Testament Survey 2
TH 6701
TH 6702
Systematic Theology 1
and Systematic Theology 2
Select one of the following sequences: 6
Principles of Teaching 1
and Principles of Teaching 2
Biblical Preaching 1
and Biblical Preaching 2
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Third Year
CH 6150 The History of the Baptists 3
AP 6940 Cultural Apologetics and Worldview Evangelism 3
AP 6930 Logic and Christian Persuasion 3
Free Elective 3
PM 7300 Spiritual Formation 3
MS 6405 Traditional World Religions and Cults 3
AP 6960 Contemporary Ethical Issues in Apologetics 3
Free Elective 3
AP 6935 Creation and Scientific Apologetics 3
Apologetics Elective 3
 Total Hours90

The Master of Divinity/apologetics degree meets all prerequisite master-level requirements for both the Doctor of Ministry program and the Doctor of Philosophy program.