Master of Arts in Apologetics
HBU Online Learning Program
The mission of the Master of Arts in Apologetics (MAA) program is to develop students who are capable of serving their community and the Church successfully in a variety of vocations, including academic, parachurch, and ecclesiastical professions. The Master of Arts in Apologetics degree is intended to provide students with interdisciplinary training in apologetics so that they understand and engage with contemporary worldviews and culture in order to transform the world for Christ, as academics, as apologists, and as followers of Christ.
Students will choose from one of the following emphases:
Philosophical – This track takes the classical, propositional apologetics approach, and goes in-depth into the philosophical issues of apologetics. HBU’s MA in Apologetics with a focus on Philosophical Apologetics, is set apart from other apologetics programs by its interdisciplinary nature and its engagement with culture, the arts and humanities.
Cultural – This track focuses on integrating imaginative and rational apologetics, studying a range of issues in philosophy, literature and the arts, and cultural issues in order to analyze and engage with culture for apologetics at both the intellectual and popular level (including creative work). HBU’s MA in Apologetics, with a focus on Cultural Apologetics, is set apart from other apologetics programs by its interdisciplinary nature and its engagement with culture, the arts and humanities.
View the Degree Completion Plans:
Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. (If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any postbaccalaureate or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.)
Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend The HBU Online Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
Résumé/CV – Email a current resumé or CV to The Online Graduate School at OnlineVerification@HBU.edu.
Houston Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degrees.