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
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 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:
- 78 hours of required courses and
- 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
& OT 5102
|Old Testament Survey 1
and Old Testament Survey 2
& GR 5802
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|
|AP 6910||Introduction to Apologetics||3|
& HB 5402
|Hebrew Grammar 1
and Hebrew Grammar 2
& NT 5602
|New Testament Survey 1
and New Testament Survey 2
& 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
|CH 6150||The History of the Baptists||3|
|AP 6940||Cultural Apologetics and Worldview Evangelism||3|
|AP 6930||Logic and Christian Persuasion||3|
|PM 7300||Spiritual Formation||3|
|MS 6405||Traditional World Religions and Cults||3|
|AP 6960||Contemporary Ethical Issues in Apologetics||3|
|AP 6935||Creation and Scientific Apologetics||3|
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.