Graduate Certificate in Music in World Cultures Explore International Cultures and Music


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Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total

Do you love learning about other cultures? Do you have a passion for music and a desire to explore what makes different countries and ethnic groups unique? If so, Liberty’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Music in World Cultures – Ethnomusicology may be right for you! Throughout this program, you can explore how culture and music influence each other in nations around the world.

As multicultural issues continue to emerge worldwide, ethnomusicology has become an essential field of study in music education, music performance, and cross-cultural service. Whether you are a musician, missionary, or ministry professional, our certificate program can help you prepare to better connect with people across cultural and geographical borders. Liberty’s online music certificate courses seek to provide strong foundational knowledge in non-Western music theory, scholarship and research, and applications of resources to the field.

Maybe you want to enhance your own music, bolster your ministry effectiveness, or pursue new job opportunities. No matter what your goals are, we’re committed to helping you lead with skill and integrity in your field — wherever God is calling you.

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Liberty has been a pioneer in distance education since 1985. We’re committed to offering online programs that meet your needs as a student and as a professional. Our music certificate courses are available 100% online, so you’ll have the freedom to complete your classes from the comfort of your home. You can also stay invested in the things that matter most — like your family, job, and community — while pursuing your academic goals.

A certificate is an excellent alternative to a full-length degree program because it allows you to develop new skills while saving time and money. At only 12 credit hours, our certificate in music can be completed in just 1 semester! And, if you later want to further your education, you can transfer earned credits from this certificate into our online Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.

At Liberty, our mission is to Train Champions for Christ. We seek to equip qualified professionals with the knowledge, values, and skills essential for impacting the world. Our faculty are experts in their field and firmly rooted in a Christian worldview. They can help you learn how to approach concepts in ethnomusicology from a biblical perspective. That way, you can use your passion and abilities to help further the Gospel and spread God’s love, no matter where your career takes you.

Our online world music certificate program focuses on comparative study of musical traditions in various world cultures. With this knowledge, you can prepare to engage with music in global contexts and work in cross-cultural environments.

You can also focus your studies by analyzing ethnic music from a particular region, such as India, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, or Eastern Europe. Alternatively, you could take a course on organology and study musical instruments from around the world, or you could dive into applied ethnomusicology and explore practical techniques for strengthening your ministry or music career.

Our world is becoming increasingly globalized, so it’s vital that you understand how to connect with people from different backgrounds. Engaging with people across cultural and ethnic boundaries is also a vital part of carrying out the Great Commission. By studying ethnomusicology, you can learn more about the world around you and prepare to address practical challenges that arise in your career.

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Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • 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)

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