Master of Arts Philosophy of Religion

Master of Arts 

School of Ministry


Launching Fall 2021

The Master of Arts Philosophy of Religion offers rigorous training in a wide range of philosophical topics presented from a Christian frame of reference with a view to equipping graduates to engage in (para)church ministry, to make an impact in the public square, and to do further work in philosophy.

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What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Church staff positions (pastorate, youth work, international student ministry, evangelism/discipleship ministry)
  • Campus ministry workers (Cru, IVCF, Ratio Christi)
  • Public representatives of the Christian faith in think tanks, corporations, businesses
  • Professors in the academy
  • Systematic (analytic) theologians

Program Details

Distinctively PBA 

The School of Ministry is all about equipping. We equip passionate young people with the earthly tools and spiritual perspective needed to create positive change in the world guided by the Word of God. We promise a connected, engaging and fulfilling learning experience that will equip you to use your gifts for His Glory. Our programs prepare students through expert instruction in Bible, theology, history and real-world ministry skills. PBA’s multi-cultural, multi-denominational environment is the perfect to prepare our seminary students for dynamic gospel ministries in an ever-changing world. 

As a student majoring in any of the graduate programs offered in the School of Ministry, you’ll wade into an ocean of diverse learning opportunities designed to prepare you to positively impact lives.

  • Gain specialized training in ministry
  • Experience spiritual growth with a deeper understanding of God and His Word
  • Practice your ministry abilities through internships, practicum experiences and field service activities
  • Learn in a supportive community

About our Master of Arts Philosophy of Religion program:

PBA’s MAPR program offers a well-rounded education from top-tier Christian philosophers in the context of a kingdom-minded graduate student community preparing for church ministry.

  • The Church: This program will straddle academy and church, which includes preparing some graduates to serve in (para)church settings and for academically-oriented graduates to bring the resources of the academy to the church
  •  The Public Square: The MAPR will also raise up Christian public intellectuals who can speak insightfully and clearly within various spheres of public life—politics, law, economics, media, broader culture
  • The Academy: The MAPR will prepare graduates for Ph.D. philosophy programs in leading universities in order to have an influence for Christ in the academy

This program will offer other distinctives:

  • Training in philosophical theology (analytic theology)
  • Preparation for engagement in cultural apologetics
  • Top-notch Christian philosophy professors with strong ministry experience
  • Hands-on engagement in ministry in church and university settings


Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog

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