Music and Worship (M.A.)

Admissions Requirements

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  • Credit Hours Required:45
  • 2018-2019 Tuition: $545 per credit hour
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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 M.A. 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.



  • $50 application fee (beginning Fall 2016, the application fee will be deferred and assessed during Financial Check-In)
  • Regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree in music with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing (2.50-2.99 may be admitted with caution)
    • Official College Transcripts (must be mailed directly from your college to Liberty University in an official, sealed envelope or sent via an official electronic sending service such as E-Script, Parchment, National Clearinghouse, etc. to

    • If you would like for Liberty University to request that your college transcripts be submitted and do not have a current balance at your university, please complete the Transcript Request Form (for domestic students only).
  • Completion of an earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.). in one of the following areas: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Music and Worship; or equivalent in music, music education, or music and worship.
  • Self-Certification Form (for students in the final term of their bachelor's degree)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a Graduation Application through their ASIST Account.
  • Additional admission requirements for international students

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