Lead Effective and Inspiring Worship With Our Doctor of Ministry in Worship Program
If you are looking to further develop your worship ministry and lead others in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, our Doctor of Ministry in Worship may be the degree for you! Whether you are looking to further develop your understanding of biblical worship for application within your congregation or looking to expand your knowledge and teach at the collegiate level — our doctor of ministry program in worship is an exciting and invigorating credential that can inform and enhance your worship experience.
Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards, so you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.
Why Choose Liberty’s Online DMin in Worship Degree?
At Liberty University, we are dedicated to providing a quality education that is affordable. With 100% online courses and no set login times, you can continue to engage your family, church, and community all while pursuing a world-class education.
In addition, your classes will be taught by professors who are at the pinnacle of their field. With advanced degrees in their area of study and a passion to partner with you as you pursue our DMin in worship online, you can be confident that you are learning the latest cutting-edge methods and theories in worship.
As you pursue a DMin online – worship, your professors will pray for you and partner with you as they seek to help develop you into a more effective and engaging worship leader.
What are the Benefits of Liberty’s Online Doctor of Ministry?
- Unlike many online Bible colleges and seminaries, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
- Our online Doctor of Ministry degree offers practice-focused training that emphasizes solving real-world ministry problems with advanced practice and research.
- The variety of specializations in our online DMin degree allows you to choose a track that directly relates to your ministry.
- You will choose to complete either an integrated thesis or a portfolio project that will challenge you to demonstrate your expertise and ability to apply advanced theology and Christian scholarship to practical 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. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity and reach the pinnacle of your profession — for less.
What Will You Learn in Our Online Doctor of Ministry in Worship Degree Program?
Our online doctoral ministry degree will help you evaluate and make improvements in your ministry, identify how you have developed, and follow God’s direction for the future. Throughout this doctorate in worship ministry degree, you will evaluate what it means to be a worship leader and the importance of the Gospel to your role. Your DMin in Worship will culminate in a thesis or portfolio project, allowing you to combine what you have learned throughout the program with what you have experienced in your personal ministry.
- DSMN 815 – Personal Spiritual Formation
- WRSP 820 – The Worship Leader
- WRSP 835 – The Theology of Worship
- WRSP 845 – The Pastor and the Worship Leader
Online Doctorate of Ministry and Worship Degree Information
- This DMin program falls under the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this program.
- View the Graduate Divinity Course Guides (login required).
- A 15-credit-hour thesis project or portfolio is required.
Potential Career Options with a Doctoral Degree in Worship
As a graduate of our Doctor of Ministry in Worship, you may be able to pursue a variety of careers, including:
- Choir director
- Church planter
- Worship leader
Our Online DMin in Worship Degree Program Highlights
- 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 10 online schools in America. Earning your online Doctor of Ministry in Worship degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
You are pursuing your degree because you want to serve God and others with excellence. We want to honor that goal by making your degree as affordable as possible. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have a set block rate of $2,750 per semester if you take 7 to 15 credit hours.* This can save you up to $6,000 a semester if you are a full-time doctoral student!
- We have replaced nearly all School of Divinity textbooks with no-cost electronic resources through the Inclusive Access initiative. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!**
- You can complete the Doctor of Ministry in Worship online in as little as 2 years.
- With a required thesis or portfolio project, this online DMin degree program gives you an opportunity to research specific ministry areas that you are passionate about.
*Credits taken below 7 or above 15 are charged at the part-time rate.
**Please note: Electronic textbooks are not provided for pastoral counseling (PACO) or worship studies (WRSP) courses, which fall under departments outside of the School of Divinity.
Admission Requirements for Our Online DMin in Worship Degree Program
Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.
All Applicants Must Submit the Following:
- Admission application
- Application fee*
- Divinity Questionnaire
- Official Transcripts
- Previous education showing at least 18 hours of graduate Bible/Theology or ministry-related courses
- Ecclesiastical Endorsement
- Statement of Purpose
- Professional Vita
- Proof of English proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.