Master of Arts in Religion – Worship Cultivate Worship Excellence


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Today’s worship leaders are responsible for developing a theological base and biblical understanding of worship for those they lead. Liberty University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Religion — Worship online degree program is designed to equip worship leaders to better serve the church with skill and passion. This specialized program allows you to study and practice context-specific biblical and theological competencies in worship.

The customizable and flexible 100% online degree format gives you the ability to meet your educational needs without compromising your commitments and time with your family. Course materials within the online Master of Religion – Worship teach students to minister in a variety of evangelical worship cultures with skills and expertise.


Liberty Theological Seminary, as part of Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your seminary 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.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

The Master of Arts in Religion – Worship online degree program provides an intensive study of scripture and the essential truths of the Christian message relating to worship contexts. By obtaining a master’s degree in religion, you will become a valuable asset to your church with knowledge gained in ministry foundations and an understanding of what it means to be a biblically-based worship leader.

Liberty University seeks to prepare you for ministry roles through advanced training and methods of teaching. Worship classes are taught by seasoned professors with years of experience in both church and worship ministry applications. We seek to enhance the online student experience while increasing the quality of your education. Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Religion – Worship area of study will be challenged to develop holistic skills and techniques to lead worship effectively.

Our master’s degree in religion is profitable for pastors and ministry leaders who wish to have a firm scriptural foundation for service in Christian ministry. The program also provides an opportunity for potential advanced studies in one of our Master of Divinity online degree programs, which is a necessary prerequisite for many seminary doctoral programs.

The mission of the School of Divinity, through the Master of Arts in Religion – Worship online degree, is for you to work with your church to fulfill the Great Commission. Through this program, you will be trained in the foundational principles of preparing and presenting music in a worship setting or service, the historical application of worship, the relationship between the worship leader and pastor, and the principles of leading worship.

Our classes will explore planning, organizing, staff development, and decision-making as a worship leader. With these skills, the master’s degree in religion with a worship focus will help build your character, spiritual walk, and leadership skills to strengthen your worship ministry.

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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 the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee.

*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.

Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,750
Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $395/Credit
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,475
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $275/Credit

These rates also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate and postgraduate divinity courses
  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,475 per semester*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)**
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

These benefits also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

*Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate.

**Not applicable to certificates.