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Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Apologetics


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  The prospective doctoral candidate must hold an earned Master’s degree conferred by an approved educational institution.  Upon receipt of the application and consultation, a determination will be made concerning the prospective doctoral candidate’s eligibility.





Total Courses

 Courses (30 hours)

Core Courses & Electives


20 hours

60-150 pages

Core Courses

Minimum 3

Authorized Textbooks

Elective Courses

Maximum 3

Elective Page/ No Travel Seminar Tab/Other Degree Program Pages

No Travel Seminars

Maximum 3


No Travel Seminar Tab


TUITION - $2,595.00

Automatic Monthly Payment Program:  $200 down and $100 a month for a total of $2,595.00.

Up Front Payment Program: $300 reduction for a total of $2,295.00 paid at enrollment.

Tuition does not include textbooks. Please purchase them at your favorite book dealer or www.Amazon.com


ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM:  The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Apologetics degree program is to acquaint the student with a broad perspective of Christian Apologetics. 

The program consists of six courses, which are the equivalent of thirty hours of study, and a dissertation, which is the equivalent of twenty hours of study.  Texts must be selected from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Although all textbooks may be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time.  Once a textbook is read, a 10 to 20 page paper describing what was read must be submitted for grading.    A four to six page paper is required for each No Travel Seminar.  We are simply asking students for a summary of the material.  A 60-150 page paper is required for the dissertation.   Review the How to Submit Your Work tab concerning submission of assignments.

SPECIFIC DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:  The Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Apologetics degree program requires a total of 50 hours.  This is comprised of six courses (30 hours) and a dissertation (20 hours).   Three of the six required courses must be core courses,  chosen from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Up to three of the six required courses may be electives.  Electives may be chosen from the Electives Page, the No Travel Seminar Tab or any other degree program page.  No Travel Seminars are optional.  A maximum of three No Travel Seminars may be utilized for this program. 


  • CAPO 670  Overview of Christian Apologetics: Christian Apologetics- by Norman L. Geisler
  • CAPO 680  Defending Your Faith II:  Defending Your Faith: An Introduction to Apologetics- by R. C. Sproul
  • CAPO 690  Crucial Questions and Answers:  Handbook of Christian Apologetics: Hundreds of Answers to Crucial Questions- by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli
  • CAPO 700  Relevant Evangelism: The Art of Personal Evangelism - by Will McRaney 
  • CAPO 720  Questions and Answers:  Hard Questions, Real Answers- by William Lane  Craig, Paperback, 2003
  • CAPO 730  Faith and Atheism: I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist- by Norman L. Geisler, Frank Turek and David Limbaugh
  • CAPO 740  The Christian's Conviction: Passionate Conviction: Contemporary Discourses on Christian Apologetics- by N.T. Wright, Norman Geisler, Lee Strobel and Gary Habermas
  • CAPO 750   A Complete Study of Apologetics:The Big Book of Christian Apologetics, An A-Z Guide - by Norman L. Geisler
  • CAPO 760  Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics - by William Lane Craig


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