Master of Arts in Music and Worship (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Music and Worship

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Residential Program

The Master of Arts in Music and Worship prepare leaders for the changing task of worship ministry in the evangelical community. These ministries include worship teaching, worship training, practical understanding of worship and music in the local church, and cultural analysis. The MA in Worship Studies provides graduates with Biblical and theological foundations of worship, principles of leadership for worship, and practical theology of worship. The program is suited for those who are seeking continuing education as a professional worship leader or minister of music, or preparing for or serving as a music artist or program director for a concert ministry.

Academic Information


  • Leadership
  • Church Planting
  • Ethnomusicology


Sampling of course programs:

  • History and Philosophy of Worship: WRSP 502
  • Biblical Foundations of Worship: WRSP 510
  • Analytical Techniques for the Worship Leader: WMUS 524
  • Applied Music: WMUS 550
  • Principles of Worship Technology: WMUS 630
  • Principles of Music and Worship Pedagogy: WMUS 670

Program of Study

Degree Completion Plan (DCP)
Graduate Student Assistant Information

Career Opportunities

  • Music minister
  • Worship leader
  • Contemporary artist
  • Program director for concert ministry