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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.
*Optional Intensives are available
Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Worship Studies must select a cognate. Explore information about each cognate below.
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.
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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.
Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Worship Studies - Pastoral Counseling, 100% online program, will provide you with a pastoral foundation integral to reaching a congregation through worship. You will focus on a variety of communication and leadership skills that develop your skills as a worship practitioner.
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.