Worship Ministry Degree Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Create a Rich Tapestry of Sound to Glorify God with Liberty’s Online Worship Degree!

Do you want to help people connect with God through collective worship? C.S. Lewis once said, “In the process of being worshiped… God communicates His presence to men.” Whether you are a performance artist, a ministry professional, or someone hoping to enter the field, Liberty’s 100% online B.S. in Worship Studies can help take your passion for God and prepare you for a thriving worship ministry. 

Our online worship studies degree was created by experienced ministry professionals with real-world, practical experience who can give you insight into solutions to the challenges of the field. They can teach you how to develop the relationships you need with the pastor, the praise team, and the people both inside and outside the church.

Through our online worship leader degree, you can become equipped with knowledge from an in-depth study of cultural worship and the practical application of worship in your local church. By enhancing your communication and leadership skills through this online worship studies degree, you can be prepared to lead and foster a heart of worship in your church.

BS in Worship Studies: Commercial Music Specialization

If you’re interested in specializing your online worship studies degree and gaining a better understanding of commercial music, we offer a 100% online Bachelor of Science in Worship Studies – Commercial Music degree. In addition to a core of worship studies courses, this program offers training in commercial musicianship, music theory, music technologies, and much more!

Why Choose Our Online Worship Degree?

Liberty University’s worship ministry degree was created to train and equip worship leaders for the evangelical community. We seek to accomplish this purpose by developing a curriculum that emphasizes the biblical, cultural, and theological aspects of Christian worship.

Additionally, we have local church ministry opportunities and evidence-based practices so you can have the tools you need to reach more people for Christ. Liberty University’s worship program has been designed to fulfill our mission to Train Champions for Christ. This is an integral part of Liberty University’s vision for the future. 

Our Bachelor of Science in Worship Studies online degree is targeted to full-time and part-time worship leaders already serving in a church as professional practitioners. Our worship courses are also beneficial for students who are currently working in ministry or feel called to a career in worship ministry but don’t have a formal degree.

Benefits of Earning a Bachelor’s in Worship Studies Degree Online

To provide you with quality education, Liberty University seeks to continually improve your learning experience. As a student, you can benefit from:

  • Marketable skills for practical careers in the field of worship after completing the Bachelor of Science in Worship Studies
  • Professors with real-world experience in worship ministry
  • The ability to transfer in up to 75% of your degree from another accredited college
  • Personalization of your bachelor’s in worship studies online degree to best fit your schedule and needs

What Will You Learn in Our Online Worship Degree Program? 

Our online bachelor’s in worship studies degree covers a variety of components to best prepare you for the field of worship. Through our worship courses, you can further your foundational musical knowledge, learn strategies for worship leading, and gain basic conducting skills. 

Our goal is to give you practical skills that will help you lead worship while finding innovative ways to connect with your congregation and audience. Special attention is also given to how to develop productive relationships with the church staff and the worship team. 

You will also study what the Bible says on the subject of worship to help you gain a perspective of its role in your ministry. By learning the biblical history and philosophy of worship you can gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between the worship leader and the church. Through this knowledge, you can be better equipped to help your ministry thrive.

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Military Benefits for Our Online Worship Degree

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 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)
  • Potential college credit for military training

Online Worship Degree Potential Career Options

After completing our bachelor’s in worship studies degree, you may have the opportunity to pursue a career in many areas of ministry, including:

  • Church music director
  • Music and family minister
  • Worship leader
  • Worship pastor

Liberty’s Online 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 in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your online 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’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for 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 all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

  • Gain a solid Christian foundation in worship studies to glorify God and lead others to follow.
  • You can complete the online B.S. in Worship Studies in as little as 3.5 years!

Admission Requirements for Our Online Bachelor of Science in Worship Studies Degree

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative 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*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • High School Self-Certification form and official high school transcripts within first 12 credit hours
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.