The following are lists of pre-approved training programs for working with Ratio Christi. Your education requirements are not limited to the following options, so if you have a degree from another institution or have participated in other training or life experience please contact us to discuss. However, the following programs are provided by our Strategic Partners and are known to be high quality programs to equip you for service with Ratio Christi.
Anyone with an M.A. in Apologetics (or working on one) should contact us about starting a chapter.
|*||Biola University||Master of Arts (Apologetics; On campus or distance education)||36 Hrs|
|Master of Arts in Philosophy|
|Master of Arts in Science and Religion|
|Birmingham Theological Seminary||Master of Arts Apologetics||62 Hrs|
|*||Houston Baptist University||Dept. of Apologetics (School of Christian Thought)|
|MA in Apologetics (MAA) - Cultural Apologetics||
|MA in Philosophy (includes Apologetics Certificate)|
|*||Liberty University||PhD (Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics)||54 Hrs|
|MA in Philosophical Studies: Christian Thought (Concentration in either Apologetics or Philosophy)||36 Hrs|
|BS in Religious Studies: Concentration in Theology and Apologetics**|
|Luther Rice University||Master of Arts in Apologetics||36 Hrs|
|Master of Divinity (Apologetics Track)||90 Hrs|
|New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary||MDiv with Specialization in Christian Apologetics|
|Graduate Certificate in Christian Apologetics|
|Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics|
|Two Year Course (Masters)|
|One Year Course (CTPS)|
|*||Southern Evangelical Seminary||(On campus and distance education. Masters equivalent certificate programs also available.)|
|Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies**|
|Master of Arts in Apologetics||60 Hrs|
|Master of Arts in Philosophy||60 Hrs|
|Master of Divinity in Apologetics||90 Hrs|
|Doctor of Ministry (Apologetics)||36 Hrs|
|PhD (Philosophy of Religion)||60 Hrs|
|Trinity International University||BA in Philosophy**|
|MA in Philosophy of Religion||32 Hrs|
|MA in Bioethics|
|Southern Baptist Theological Seminary|
|Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary|
If you are looking for an apologetics program that is not a Master's degree, there are a number of programs that we recommend.
|INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION||PROGRAM||CREDIT HOUR EQUIVALENT|
|Biola University||Certificate Program in Christian Apologetics|
|Birmingham Theological Seminary||Certificate Program in Apologetics||30 Hrs|
|CrossExamined.org (Frank Turek)||CrossExamined Instructors Academy|
|North American Mission Board (NAMB)||Certified Apologetics Instructor (CAI)|
|Reasons to Believe|
|Southern Evangelical Seminary||Certificate in Scientific Apologetics||18 Hrs|
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Biola Certificate in Christian Apologetics--The certificate program has as its main component the Defending the Faith Lecture Series. We've taken the best lectures from current and past on-campus lecture series and incorporated them into three convenient Distance Learning Certificate Program courses. Each course contains eight 2-3 hour lectures on audio CD, lecture outlines, and everything else you need to earn your Certificate. The student earns the "Certificate of Study in Christian Apologetics" by successfully completing all three of the courses. Total cost for the program is less than $400. Students that are part of a Ratio Christi chapter should ask their chapter director about a special offer that Biola is making to Ratio Christi students
Birmingham Theological Seminary - BTS has a Master of Arts in Apologetics and a Certificate Program in Apologetics. They provide sound Biblical and practical theological training to equip leaders for Christ’s Church which is evangelistic in focus and committed to the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture. Locations in Birmingham, Demopolis, Dothan, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa.
Liberty University PhD Program in Apologetics - Under the direction of Leo Percer the Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics program at Liberty University is training students at a high level to develop the abilities and knowledge to influence our world with a uniquely Christian apologetic. Ratio Christi wants to utilize the training of these students in the movement to affect the secular universities.
Luther Rice Seminary--Apologetics Program - Offers Graduate level degrees in Christian apologetics. Ratio Christi is partnering with Luther Rice to put trained apologists into active ministry. The purpose of their Apologetics degrees is to equip you with knowledge in issues related to the rational and biblical defense of the truth of the Christian faith.
North American Mission Board Certified Apologetics Instructor Program (NAMB/CAI) - The CAI is a certification of the North American Mission Boardand, though the training program is no longer accepting students. It was designed specifically for those who are serious about developing an apologetics ministry through deeper education and honing presentation skills. In order to do this, NAMB partnered with Biola University and the Dynamic Communicators Workshop. The CAI program was led by Christian apologists and expert on the Resurrection, Michael Licona. Those who were in the program are eligible to work with Ratio Christi.
Reasons to Believe--Program for Volunteer Apologists-- Volunteer apologists are lay-people and professionals who have been trained by Reasons To Believe to use the ever-increasing evidence coming out of the world of science that continues to prove the existence of the God of the Bible as the only credible candidate for the creator of the universe. In order to obtain the apologists’ training with the goal of becoming a volunteer apologist with Reasons To Believe people take the following two courses through Reason Institute. The first course is “Creation and the Bible” and the second is “Creation vs. Evolution”. The total cost for the program is less than $400. Reason to Believe Apologists qualify to be Ratio Christi chapter directors, if they meet all our other criteria.
Southern Evangelical Seminary -- Graduate School specializes in the defense of the orthodox Christian Faith against the attacks of non-Christian religions, cults, and others opposed to it. SES grads serve as Ratio Christi chapter directors at various universities.
Trinity International University -