Doctor of Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology
Develop Cultural Applications of Worship with Our Worship and Ethnomusicology Doctoral Degree
Ethnomusicologists explore and discover why and how different instruments, theories, and styles of music exist. They also study music in its historical and cultural contexts. Our Doctor of Worship Studies in Ethnomusicology can help you increase your ministry impact and equip you with critical knowledge and training to meet the needs of diverse congregations, communities, and organizations.
- Whether you have always wanted to pursue doctoral studies in worship and ethnomusicology, or you are just looking into what a doctoral degree in this field would do for your career or ministry, our DWS degree in ethnomusicology will provide the training and credentials you need for success.
- Our doctorates in worship are designed for individuals who are already active in ministry. We understand that the responsibilities of family and ministry are great, so when you choose to study with us, you are choosing a program that is flexible enough to balance your commitments and educational pursuits.
During your time as a doctoral worship studies student, you will have the opportunity to complete a worship self-study and apprenticeship practicum. This experience provides the chance for you to evaluate your current ministry and seek mentorship from an experienced worship leader and educator. We believe that even the most trained individuals pursuing this degree will see incredible personal growth through the practicum and self-study.
What Will You Learn in our Doctor of Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology?
Our core worship studies courses provide advanced training in worship theology and the integration of foundational philosophies and methodologies, which is central to biblical worship for your ministry. As a ministry leader, it is important to be well-versed in the cultural and contextual aspects of worship so you can meet the unique needs of your congregation.
In this degree program, you will:
- Further develop your understanding of music systems in a variety of cultures and communities
- Have the chance to explore music and worship from different countries like Africa, India, and Latin America
- Focus on research methods in the field as you develop resources and materials vital to spreading your art and ministry to all types of communities
Open yourself up to the way other cultures experience worship and how it relates back to their social values so you can be more effective in your ministry and outreach.
Career Options for Graduates with a Worship Studies in Ethnomusicology Degree
- Head worship pastor
- Music and worship instructor
- Professor of worship studies
- Worship coach or analyst
- Worship counselor and advisor
- Worship theologian
Highlights of Our Online Doctor of Worship Studies in Ethnomusicology Degree
As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.
Here’s what sets us apart:
- We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America. Earning your online worship studies doctoral degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 7 years – and counting.
- You can complete our online Doctor of Worship Studies degree in as little as 2.5 years.
- You will complete an integrated thesis project that will demonstrate your expertise and ability to apply advanced worship theology and Christian scholarship to practical worship ministry problems.
Military Tuition Discount
Lead your field with the doctoral degree you want — at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Here’s how:
- If you’re earning or have earned a master’s degree through Liberty, you automatically qualify for the low price (when you begin within 2 years of your master’s completion).
- If you haven’t earned a graduate degree through Liberty, our Executive Certificate program allows you to pay only $300/credit hour for a postgraduate certificate that can stand alone or potentially count as the first 21 hours of a related doctoral degree. Then pay just $300/credit hour for your doctorate. Learn more!
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Oct 24, 2022
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