Graduate Certificate in Music and World Cultures (Ethnomusicology) Online Degree Program Page

Why Choose Liberty University’s School of Music for Your Graduate Certificate?

Do you need to learn new music and worship skills for your ministry? Liberty offers a fast-track to practical music ministry skills through our online graduate certificates!

As one of the largest music schools in the nation, Liberty provides vast resources to help you succeed in your music education and make a more significant impact on your community for Christ!

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The mission of the School of Music is to equip musicians and ministry professionals to be Champions for Christ. Liberty’s online music programs do not require any on-campus visits and can be completed in as little as 1 semester, giving you the flexibility, affordability, and quality you need. Become a part of Liberty’s mission today and learn the music and worship skills you need for your ministry!

Available School of Music Certificate Programs

Liberty University’s School of Music offers 2 online graduate certificates, each with its own unique mission and goal:

  • Graduate Certificate in Ethnomusicology – Provides you with an understanding of ethnic music culture that facilitates the use of indigenous music in cross-cultural communication, ministry, and research. The study of ethnomusicology is a valuable tool you can use to enhance your teaching ability and enrich your music and worship career with the influence of other culture’s musical traditions.
  • Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies – Provides you with a better understanding of worship history and philosophy while staying close to biblical foundations. Learn practical music ministry skills and apply them to your ministry right away!

Learn the skills you need in as little as 1 semester and put that knowledge to use as a worship pastor or leader! You can apply online today or call an admissions counselor at (800) 424-9596!

What are the Benefits of Earning an Online Graduate Certificate from Liberty?

Our online graduate certificate programs offer students great benefits:

  • 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 graduate certificate from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • 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)!

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across 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 – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • 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).