The VIU Norman L. Geisler School of Apologetics is named after our beloved Distinguished Professor of Theology and Apologetics, Chancellor, and co-founder of Veritas International University. Dr. Geisler’s life (1932 – 2019) and legacy stretches far and wide. He has authored or co-authored 127 books and hundreds of articles, has debated scores of atheists and skeptics, has shared the gospel around the world, and has taught theology, philosophy, and classical Christian apologetics on the undergraduate and graduate level for nearly 60 years. His emphasis on classical theology, philosophy and apologetics, in the tradition of Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas, is a distinguishing characteristic of VIU apologetics. What is more, Dr. Geisler’s love of Christ, priority of evangelism, high view of Scripture, and defense of biblical inerrancy as described in the Chicago Statements produced by the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI, 1977-1989), are the driving forces behind an education at VIU.
The mission of the VIU Norman L. Geisler School of Apologetics (SA) is to educate students to defend the Christian worldview from a classical/evidential perspective, rooted in the inerrancy of the Bible, and articulated with a classical philosophy of religion. In addition to being nationally ranked in the top 10 graduate apologetic programs by thebestschools.org, the VIU faculty of scholars have collectively authored more than 200 books on various subjects including apologetics, philosophy, biblical studies, archaeology, theology and more. The school offers three degree programs with majors in Christian apologetics ranging from graduate to postgraduate study. These programs are ideal for those seeking training for para-church apologetic and discernment ministry. Those seeking to continue their education on the doctoral level will also find these programs helpful. Upon graduation, your degree will be awarded by Veritas International University:
The VIU Norman L. Geisler School of Apologetics offers two graduate and one postgraduate degree program: