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Master of Arts – Online

Know What You Believe

You want to better understand, articulate, defend and contextualize the Christian faith in a credible and compassionate way. You will be prepared to evaluate various apologetic approaches from a comprehensive Christian theological worldview.


Credit Hours

Accessible and Practical 

At just 30 credits, CSU’s online Biblical Apologetics concentration, within this fully accredited, online Master of Arts degree, prepares you for careers and enhances your ministry as a Christian leader in as little as two years. Enjoy the flexibility of an online program grounded in the Word of God.

What Will You Learn?

Prepare for evangelism

You will learn to formulate biblically correct and culturally sensitive methods of sharing the Gospel with those who think differently than you.

Gain a deeper understanding of Scripture

Learn to study the Bible effectively and shape your worldview through a lens of truth.

Assess opposing ideas

You will be prepared to evaluate hermeneutical challenges and competing claims to truth and defend a biblical perspective.

Your Courses

Each of your courses is taught from a biblical worldview. You’ll interact within small class sizes and with professors who really care about you and your goals. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for the next steps in your career and ministry, but you’ll also get mentorship to prepare you for life.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog.

Core Courses

The 15-credit core of the Master of Arts program will establish your foundational knowledge of God’s Word: 

  • Principles of Biblical Interpretation [BI604]
  • Introduction to Old Testament and Old Testament Literature [OT500]
  • Introduction to New Testament and New Testament [NT501] Literature
  • God’s Plan for the Ages [TH531]
  • Principles of Spiritual Formation [PT512]
Apologetics Courses

You will build upon this foundation with 15 credits focused on apologetics: 

  • Introduction to Apologetics [TH809]
  • Studies in Presuppositional Apologetics [TH527]
  • Studies in Evidential Apologetics [TH528]
  • Apologetics Elective [TH or BI code]
  • Free Elective
Online Program
Start Dates

October 17, 2022
January 9, 2023
March 6, 2023


Seek and defend biblical truth.


Master of Arts student


I’m only on my third BBS class, but I have already used what I’ve learned in a multitude of ways. The apologetics classwork and forum discussions help me practically apply what I’m learning in a kids inner-city ministry, my church, and in evangelistic conversations with people of all ages. Because it is directly applicable to my ministry now, I know it will help me as I pursue full time ministry in the future.



Program Highlights 

  • Earn your degree completely online!
  • Be prepared to serve in a secular or faith-based environment.

Solidify your biblical worldview. 

Establish a practical, apologetics-focused understanding of God’s Word to prepare you to live out and defend your faith.

Invest in Your Future

When you earn your master’s degree, you’ll open new doors in your career and ministry. CSU works hard to ensure you receive the best value in education with competitive tuition rates, many ways to qualify for discounts and individualized support.


complete your degree in as little as two years

credit hours

cost per credit (before any discouts)

students who qualify for discounted tuition




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