Douglas Groothuis, PhD
Professor of Philosophy
Master of Arts in Apologetics and Ethics
If you want to engage culture and find yourself regularly drawn into conversations of an evangelistic nature, then a master of arts degree with a major in apologetics and ethics will help you develop a coherent worldview by which to live and minister authentically. In a pluralistic world, this degree prepares you to engage people who struggle with honest questions about the truth or tenets of the Christian faith. At the same time, it examines contradictory assumptions in alternative philosophies, religions, and cults in order to give you a basis for a their idealogical perspectives.
Students will be equipped to understand the christian worldview and defend it in a rational, compelling, and culturally engaged manner.
How Can I Use This Degree?
- Engage in campus ministry through a church or para-church organization
- Work in outreach at a local church
- Train others to intelligently defend Christianity
- Be persuasive writers for the Christian cause in writing books, for magazines, journals, or online
51 Credit Hours
Available in Denver
Complete in 2 years (full-time study)
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
- Completion of the application for admission and all required application document
For more information about this degree program, please contact the Admissions Office or call 303.762.6937.
Dr. Douglas R. Groothuis is Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary. His book, Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Christian Faith, was awarded the Award of Merit in the Apologetics/ Evangelism category from Christianity Today in 2012 and answers the troubling questions that people are actually asking. In addition, he has written for scholarly journals such as Religious Studies, Sophia, Research in Philosophy and Technology, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Philosophia Christi, and Asbury Theological Journal.