PhD In Christian Worship
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Share Your Knowledge with Future Generations of Worship Leaders with a PhD in Christian Worship

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 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.

Why Choose Liberty’s PhD in Christian Worship Degree Online?

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 in just 3 years and 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.

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 Christian Worship Degree?

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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Highlights of Our Christian Worship PhD Online Degree

  • 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’s best online schools in America. Earning your online PhD in Christian Worship 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 9 years – and counting.
  • You can complete our doctorate in Christian worship in just 3 years.
  • Our PhD in Christian Worship allows you to transfer in up to 30 qualifying postgraduate and doctoral credit hours, allowing you to complete only 30 doctorate-level credits to graduate.

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Career Opportunities for Christian Worship PhD Graduates

  • College professor
  • Worship leader
  • Worship researcher

Admission Requirements for the PhD in Christian Worship

A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA in worship or music or a related field is required 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
  • 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.