The degree was first offered in our new 2013-2016 Academic Catalog. To date, no applications have been received for admission to the program.
The purpose of the two-year M.A. in Apologetics and Islam program is to ground the student in the content and interpretation of the Bible, allowing him or her to deal systematically with the doctrines of the Bible, with the rich history of the church, and with the challenges to Christianity posed by Islam. The four-course Islam component of the program is designed to educate the student in ways to witness and minister to Muslims with civility and integrity for the glory of the Triune God.
The course of study includes 44 credit hours of studies in the following courses:
SEGMENT ONE (20 hours)
- Introduction to Reformed Theology
- Prolegomena and Theology
- Life of Muhammad
- Advanced Apologetics
- Introduction to Islam
SEGMENT TWO (24 hours)
- Reformation Church History
- Christ & Salvation
- Introduction to the Qur'an
- Ecclesiology & Polity
- Exegesis of the Qur'an
In order to receive an award of scholarship funds, candidates for the Islamic Studies Scholarship must complete one year as a full-time student in the GPTS Master of Arts in Apologetics and Islam degree program. Awarded funds will be applied directly to the student's tuition and fee obligations.
As part of the scholarship application process, candidates must satisfactorily complete an application form requiring a written explanation of their rationale for seeking an M.A. in Apologetics and Islam degree, with emphasis on their desire for training in understanding and witnessing to Muslims. The narrative should include a satisfactory explanation, also on the form, of the candidate’s financial need for the scholarship funds.