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

Expand Your Music Ministry with Our Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies Online

Our Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies is the perfect program for you to deepen your appreciation and understanding of worship ministry. Throughout this program, you will study key elements of worship history and philosophy while staying close to the biblical foundation for worship. If you are interested in a more significant role in ministry and are passionate about worship ministry, this online certificate will expand your skill set and ministry potential.

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Additionally, you will uncover the greater role of a worship leader and explore current issues in worship, helping you present your congregation with meaningful worship. You will also learn how to help your worship team work together for the unified purpose of glorifying God through worship.

Potential Career Options with a Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies

Our worship studies certificate can help you prepare for several career paths. Depending on your current knowledge, education level, and experience, there are many different positions that could benefit from our accredited certificate:

  • Choir director
  • Music minister
  • Worship leader

  • Worship pastor

The worship and leadership skills that you gain from our certificate in worship studies can be an asset in many other aspects of the ministry world as you pursue positions of added responsibility. Additionally, the credits from this certificate may transfer directly into the master’s in worship studies. Take the next step towards your personal and professional goals with a worship studies certificate from Liberty University.

Additional education or training may be required for some jobs or occupations. Conferral of a certificate does not guarantee job placement.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Graduate in Worship Studies Certificate?

This certificate can prepare you for ministry while strengthening your contribution and commitment to the local church. Whether you are in vocational ministry, want to grow as a worshiper, or have chosen a career path in Christian music, our online Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies can show you how to increase your appreciation of biblical worship so you can pursue worship with a renewed sense of meaning and purpose.

You can finish our online worship certificate in as little as one semester and apply what you have learned in your local church right away. The credits you earn in this certificate can also transfer into our online Master of Arts in Worship Studies degree.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies?

Throughout this worship studies certificate program, you will uncover the importance of worship in the local church, its biblical foundations, and renew your focus on what the role of a worship leader should be. Regardless of musical preference, biblical worship unifies us in the pursuit of worshiping God. For that reason, you will review the current issues worship ministers face in the process of leading worship while understanding how to overcome these issues with biblically sound guidance. 

Not only that but you will also develop a proper view of biblical worship so you can renew the meaning and value of worship in your everyday life. As you glean principles, models, and practical applications of worship from the Bible, your perspective and passion will come alive as you realize what Christ has done for us and how we can respond in true worship.

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Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies 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’s best online schools in America. Earning your online worship studies 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.
  • You may also be interested in our online master’s degree in music and worship or worship studies.

    Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies Program Information 

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    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)

    Admission Requirements for the Online Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies

    A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above GPA 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.

    **Please note: You cannot be accepted into this program until Liberty has your official transcripts.