Master of Arts in Worship Studies

Master of Arts in Worship Studies

Admission Requirements Program Format Specializations


Master of Arts in Worship Studies
School of Music 


Liberty University’s, NASM accredited, Master of Arts in Worship Studies, 100% online program, is designed to equip you to better serve the church as a skilled, passionate leader of worship, equipped to fit the needs of today’s postmodern culture. This specialized program will allow you to study and practice context-specific Biblical and theological competencies in worship and worship theories practical to the local church. You will receive comprehensive training in qualitative and quantitative research methods, developing knowledge and expertise to function in a variety of worship cultures and contexts.

You may also be interested in exploring our master degree in Music and Worship, Ethnomusicology, or Music Education.


Program Format

  • 100% Online*
  • 42 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.
     

*Optional Intensives are available


Specializations

Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Worship Studies must select a specialization. Explore information about each specialization below.

  • Ethnomusicology

    Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Worship Studies - Ethnomusicology, 100% online program, will equip you to serve in cross-cultural ministry settings. You will be given the musical training and theological foundation necessary to be effective leaders of worship in a myriad of cultural environments.This program will train you to learn the language and musical constructs of a particular region in order to share the Gospel with its people groups.

    You also will develop skills relevant in:

    • Tools and techniques for contemporary worship.
    • Biblical foundations of worship.
    • Applied ethnomusicology.
    • Anthropology of music.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Music Teacher
    • Missionary
    • Musicologist
    • Worship Pastor
       

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  • Leadership

    Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Worship Studies - Leadership , 100% online program, will equip you to be an effective, purposeful, and dynamic worship leader by providing you with integral skills in leadership and music development. Through this program, you will be given the tools needed for ministry success, music education, and leadership techniques.

    You will be equipped with an understanding in:

    • Global worship.
    • Principles of leadership for the worship leader.
    • Building a balanced worship ministry.
    • The role of the worship leader.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Church Planter
    • Music and Family Minister
    • Worship Pastor
       

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  • Worship Techniques

    Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Worship Techniques, 100% online program, is designed to train you in both theology and music, equipping you for the increasing demand of worship leaders who can read music as well as lead and teach worship.

    Courses will provide you with a foundation in:

    • Analytical techniques for the worship leader.
    • Principles of worship technology.
    • The dynamics of the worship leader.
    • Current issues in worship.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Director of Worship and Drama
    • Minister of Music
    • Worship Pastor
       

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