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M.A. in Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology


Residential Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology M.A.

Equip yourself for music ministry around the globe in a missional context with a Worship Studies (M.A.): Ethnomusicology degree from Liberty University. Develop your understanding of cross-cultural music and worship and learn how to use music as a vehicle for evangelism and discipleship. Become familiar with ethnic music-making and missions-based music and worship through classes and research opportunities.

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 worship ministry.

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

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


Academic Information for the Ethnomusicology Cognate

Credit Hours

42 credit hours

Program of Study

Worship Studies (M.A.) – Ethnomusicology

Admission Requirements

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Ethnomusicology Courses You Could Take

  • Applied Ethnomusicology (ETHM 613)
  • Global Worship (WRSP 545)
  • Field of Ethnomusicology (ETHM 512)
  • Anthropology of Music (ETHM 513)
  • Building a Theology of Worship (WRSP 635)

Enhance Your Career in Music


Career Opportunities for the M.A. in Ethnomusicology

  • Minister of Music
  • Vocational Worship Leader
  • Missionary
  • Worship Pastor
  • Director of Worship Ministries
  • Program Director for Contemporary Worship
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