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M.A. in Music & Worship – Worship Music Studies


Residential Music & Worship: Worship Music Studies M.A.

Prepare for your future in worship music ministry with a Music & Worship (M.A.): Worship Music Studies degree from Liberty University. Equip yourself with the tools you need to become an effective worship leader. Study the principles of worship and leadership development and gain hands-on experience with worship technology as you grow in your musical understanding.

Study under experienced professors who are grounded in their Christian faith and integrate a biblical worldview into the classroom. Professors in this degree program hold advanced and terminal degrees in music, as well as decades of real-world experience in the music industry.

The Liberty University School of Music features 50 state-of-the-art practice rooms, smart classrooms, and a world-class concert hall.

This degree offers three options for a capstone research project: 

  • Music and Worship Ministry Project (WMUS 687): practical application of worship ministry training
  • Worship Lecture Recital (WMUS 691): an opportunity for expression of performance skills plus research
  • Thesis (WMUS 692): for students with research as a primary interest who may also be considering doctoral work

The M.A. in Music & Worship: Worship Studies is also available online.


Academic Information for the Worship Music Studies Concentration

Credit Hours

42 credit hours

Program of Study

Music & Worship (M.A.) – Worship Music Studies

Admission Requirements

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Worship Music Studies Courses You Could Take

  • Graduate Conducting for the Worship Leader (WMUS 515)
  • Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques for Worship (WMUS 525)
  • Tools and Techniques for Contemporary Worship (WMUS 610)
  • Principles of Worship Technology (WMUS 630)
  • Building a Theology of Worship (WRSP 635)

Enhance Your Career in Music


Career Opportunities for the M.A. in Worship Music Studies

  • Music Minister
  • Worship Leader
  • Contemporary Artist
  • Music and Worship Teacher
  • Program Director for Concert Ministry
  • Pursue Doctor of Worship Studies
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