Master of Arts in Worship Studies

Master of Arts in Worship Studies

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Residential Program

The Master of Arts in Worship Studies program is designed to equip worship leaders to better serve the church as skilled, passionate leaders of worship. In order to adapt worship theory to the local church, students receive training in qualitative and quantitative research methods. Worship students are also taught to minister in a variety of evangelical worship cultures with skill and expertise. Partner faculty and guest instructors are often drawn from top Christian leaders in worship music, songwriting, and arranging. The curriculum includes core classes in biblical and theological foundations, worship studies, and practical theologies of worship.


Academic Information

Specializations

  • Ethnomusicology - Residential & Online
  • Leadership - Residential & Online
  • Pastoral Counseling - Residential & Online
  • Worship Techniques - Residential & Online

Ethnomusicology

Degree Completion Plan

Courses You Could Take

  • Biblical Foundations of Worship: WRSP 510
  • The Role of the Worship Leader: WRSP 520
  • Building a Theology of Worship: WRSP 635
  • Systematic Theology II: THEO 530
  • Introduction to Ethnomusicology: ETHM 511
  • Applied Ethnomusicology: ETHM 613

Leadership

Degree Completion Plan

Courses You Could Take

  • Biblical Foundations of Worship: WRSP 510
  • The Role of the Worship Leader: WRSP 520
  • Building a Theology of Worship: WRSP 635
  • Systematic Theology II: THEO 530
  • Principles of Leadership for the Worship Leader: WRSP 530
  • Building a Balanced Worship Ministry: WRSP 551

Pastoral Counseling

Degree Completion Plan

Courses You Could Take

  • Biblical Foundations of Worship: WRSP 510
  • The Role of the Worship Leader: WRSP 520
  • Building a Theology of Worship: WRSP 635
  • Systematic Theology II: THEO 530
  • Introduction to Pastoral Counseling: PACO 500
  • Spiritual Formation in Pastoral Counseling: PACO 509

Worship Techniques

Degree Completion Plan

Courses You Could Take

  • Biblical Foundations of Worship: WRSP 510
  • The Role of the Worship Leader: WRSP 520
  • Building a Theology of Worship: WRSP 635
  • Systematic Theology II: THEO 530
  • Analytical Techniques for the Worship Leader: WMUS 524
  • Music Resources & Literature for Worship Leading: WMUS 600

Program of Study

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Potential Careers

  • Worship pastor
  • Vocational worship leader
  • Missionary
  • Director of worship ministries
  • Minister of music
  • Program director for contemporary worship

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