PhD in Christian Worship Empowering Visionary Leaders in Christian Worship


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Take your experience and knowledge of worship leadership to the next level as you equip yourself to disciple and multiply future generations of worship leaders. You’ll conduct unique research and make a contribution to the discipline with Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Christian Worship degree.

Our online theology and worship degree builds on your worship experience and previous music education by integrating a biblical focus as the basis and philosophy for scholarly worship research. You have a passion for leading others in worship, and our online PhD degree will help you expand your knowledge of worship theology, philosophy, and methodology. Whether you are looking to work as a university professor or continue leading your church in worship, this PhD in worship can help you solidify your influence within your denomination and prepare you to broaden your impact on the field of Christian worship.

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

If you’ve made the choice to pursue your Christian worship doctorate, you may be wondering which degree to pursue and why you should complete your program at Liberty University. Liberty University is one of the few schools to offer a PhD in Christian Worship, and this online degree allows you to continue serving your church and community without having to travel to another location.

Here are some of the benefits of choosing to pursue your degree with us:

  • You will have the opportunity to conduct research in the worship field and grow as a scholar.
  • You can complete your doctoral degree 100% online, which gives you the flexibility to continue dedicating time to your career and family.
  • This degree provides biblical foundations for developing a theology and philosophy of worship that leads to excellence in worship leadership and ministry.

Our Christian Worship PhD focuses heavily on research. You’ll take courses that cover biblical foundations, theology, and the philosophy of worship. You will also create your own research concept and complete a dissertation on the concept you choose so you can be recognized as a scholar in Christian worship.

Gain a deeper understanding of practical worship and spiritual formation strategies for the worship leader. Through this program, you can develop the critical thinking, scholarly writing, and empirical research skills to help you succeed in a doctoral program.

This degree can also help you utilize the various quantitative and qualitative methods of research so you can make scholarly contributions to the field of Christian worship. Finally, you will complete coursework directly related to the development of a PhD dissertation in original research related to Christian worship.

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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.

Doctoral Full Time $595/Credit
Doctoral Part Time $650/Credit

Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees

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We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want – at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible 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 as you work toward your goal of reaching the pinnacle of your profession – for less.